Thu, Dec 09, 2004 - Page 6 News List

While Iraqi elections draw near, only security matters

AFP , YUSUFIYAH, IRAQ

He hurried inside the mosque and re-emerged with a document bearing the stamp of al-Sistani, the country's most revered Shiite leader, that reminded Shiites of their democratic duty.

A man standing in the courtyard chipped in, unprompted: "The Sunnis won't vote, they hate the Shiite."

Many Sunni leaders have been calling for a boycott of the vote.

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