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Ayad Allawi, the leader of Iraq’s main Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc and former Prime Minister, speaks to reporters, a day after Iraqi troops detained Ahmed al-Alwani, a Sunni lawmaker, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Allawi demanded the release of al-Alwani after Iraqi troops detained al-Alwani sought on terrorism charges on Saturday and killed his brother and five of his guards after they opened fire on the arresting officers. The incident, which will likely to add to the nation’s sectarian tensions, also left one Iraqi soldier dead. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)