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US Strikes Supportive Note as Former Foe Leads in Iraqi Election

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the United States stands by Iraqis' electoral choices, despite the surprise success of populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who fought U.S. troops during the Iraq War. Mattis praised Iraq's move toward democracy. "The Iraqi people had an election. That's a democratic process at a time when many people doubted that Iraq could take charge of themselves," he told reporters. With official results from...

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