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The Iraqi government, seeking the handover of two suspects in last week's bombings, has recalled its ambassador to Damascus.Hours later, Syria's state-run news agency SANA reported that Damascus had decided to summon its ambassador from Iraq.
On Tuesday, the Iraqi Council of Ministers demanded that Syria hand over two men suspected of involvement in the attacks on Iraqi government buildings that killed at least 95 people.
The two suspects are Mohammed Younis al-Ahmed, a senior Baath member living in Syria, and Sattam Farhan, another Syrian-based Baathist leader.
The council said the Iraqi authorities believe the two played "direct roles in the execution of the terror attack," Ali al-Dabbagh, a government spokesman, said in a statement.
The Council of Ministers also demanded that Syria "hand over all those wanted [by the judiciary] for committing crimes of murder and destruction against the Iraqi people". Read more here ...
Source: Al Jazeera (English)