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Sunni fighters repel army in western Iraqi cities

By Reuters | Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:35 PM

* Sunni tribesman fight off troops in western cities

* Major escalation of tension with Shi'ite-led government

* Tribal leader threatens to 'set Iraq on fire'

By Suadad al-Salhy

BAGHDAD, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Sunni Muslim fighters clashed on Thursday with Iraqi troops trying to regain control of two western cities, in a serious escalation of their confrontation with the Shi'ite-led ...

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