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Sectarian Tensions Rise as Iraq Takes Fight Against IS Into Sunni Heartland

Iraqi government forces are trying to push out Islamic State (IS) fighters from the vast Sunni heartland of Anbar province. They likely will have to fight without the Iran-backed Shi'ite militias who have proved crucial in the progress made so far against IS in Iraq. There are growing concerns about sectarian violence and revenge attacks — with Tehran’s role in the conflict under the spotlight. Government forces are battling IS militants around the city of Ramadi in Anbar...

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