Former President Dies  


Jalal Talabani, a former president of Iraq and a Kurdish political leader has died. Talabani died at the age of 83.

A family members reporters that Talabani had died Tuesday in a hospital in German capital Berlin following a long struggle with illness.

Talabani was born on Nov. 12, 1933 in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah.

He was elected president of post-invasion Iraq in 2005 and was re-elected for a second term in 2010.

Talabani is also the founder of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK, party, of which he had served as secretary-general.






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