Top Sunni Leader Assassinated

This doesn’t bode well for sectarian violence in Iraq: “The moderate leader of the largest Sunni bloc in parliament was assassinated Friday after delivering a sermon at a Baghdad mosque,” according to the Associated Press. Harith al-Obeidi, 47, was known for his outspoken defense of prisoners’ right. The shooting took place in broad daylight in a heavily guarded area of the city. The gunman was killed as he tried to flee.