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Jordan-Syria: Iraqis in Syria and Jordan divided over constitution

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AMMAN, 6 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - The debate over the newly completed draft constitution among Iraqis in Jordan and Syria, both hosting large communities of Iraqi expatriates, reflects the existing rifts among the country's divided religious and ethnic groups.

While many Iraqis say the present draft of the constitution, despite its flaws, was a step towards a new Iraq, others expressed strong opposition to clauses they say only fuels sectarian divisions rather than cementing national unity.


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