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Consumed by IS Threat, Iraq's Anbar Province Key Battleground Again

In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria's border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq's western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. The vast desert region - where Sunni tribes rose up in 2006 and 2007 to drive out al-Qaida with the Americans - has throughout 2014 been parceled up, city by military camp, before the Iraqi government and U.S. forces could...

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