Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dead: party

Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dead: partyEx-Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday in Germany, officials in his party told AFP. Talabani, 83, was Iraq’s president from 2005 to 2014 and a key figure in Iraqi Kurdistan, where voters last week overwhelmingly backed independence in a disputed referendum. “Our leader died in Germany,” an official with Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said.



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