BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani postponed a trip to Iran set for Saturday as a wave of bloody sectarian reprisals swept through Iraq.
Talabani was slated to meet with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday to discuss ways that Iran could help stabilize Iraq but the trip was delayed when officials shut down Baghdad's airport and imposed a strict curfew.
There were also reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to attend.
Overnight, Sunni gunmen with possible links to al Qaeda in Iraq stormed two Shiite homes and killed 21 men from two families north of the Iraqi capital in Diyala province, an official with the Diyala Joint Coordination Center said Saturday.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
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by Atrios at 09:02