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Iraq Asks Saudi Arabia to Replace Envoy who Riled Shi’ite Militias

BAGHDAD, Aug 28 – Iraq asked Saudi Arabia on Sunday to replace its ambassador in Baghdad after his comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and the alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims angered local Shi’ite Muslim politicians and militia leaders. The request by Baghdad’s Shi’ite-led government underscores the depth of enmity between Sunni and Shi’ite

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Could a Millionaire Businessman Save Iraq’s Sunnis?

By Ned Parker ERBIL, Iraq, June 1 – For at least a decade, Iraqi business mogul Khamis Khanjar has bankrolled Sunni politicians and fighters alike. Now, he wants to use his multi-million dollar fortune to create an autonomous region for Iraq’s Sunnis. Khanjar’s emergence from backroom deal-maker to would-be Sunni champion is just one sign

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The Fight For Fallujah

Iraq’s army conducts an offensive to retake Daesh’s stronghold in Anbar BY Suadad Al Salhy and Mohammed A. Salih On May 22, Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider Al Abadi announced the launch of a military offensive dubbed the “Break Up of Terrorism” to retake Fallujah, Daesh’s strategic stronghold in the Anbar province, and the first city to fall into

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