Iraqiya Bloc Walks Out on Iraqi Parliament Over Gov’t Mismanagement, Sunni Arrests and Autonomy Bids

The Iraqiya political bloc boycotted parliament today over Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s failure to properly share power and the arrests of hundreds of Sunni Iraqiya supporters in a crackdown against alleged Ba’ath Party members. Meanwhile, at least five Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded in light violence.