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Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi speaks to the media at an Iraqi army base in Camp Taji in Baghdad, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A majority of Iraqi MPs voted on Thursday to dismiss Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, state TV said.

Parliament held a no-confidence vote after questioning Obeidi earlier this month over corruption charges that he denies.

Obeidi is a Sunni ally of Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by John Stonestreet)

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