*Guerrillas in cars sprayed machine gun fire at the headquarters of the Shiite al-Da`wa Party twice on Sunday. (Al-Zaman). No one was hurt. Four or five of the members of the Interim Governing Council have connections to al-Da`wa, including the temporary president, Ibrahim Jaafari, a party leader.
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