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Pentagon Seeks to Empower Sunnis Fighting Islamic State in Iraq

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the Pentagon is considering ways to better engage the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province in the battle against Islamic State militants. General Martin Dempsey told reporters Thursday that Islamic State advances in Anbar province require empowering the tribes that are battling the extremist group. "That's why we need to expand the train-advise-and-assist mission into al-Anbar province. But the precondition for that...

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