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Iraqi PM's Use of Shi'ite Militias in Ramadi Seen as Risky

Just last month Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the Habbaniya military base in Iraq's Sunni heartland hoping to fire up pro-government fighters seen as critical in the battle against Islamic State militants. But the group's seizure of provincial capital Ramadi in Anbar has forced the man once seen as the best hope for healing sectarian divisions to try perhaps the most perilous approach – deploying Shi'ite militias long seen as a destabilizing force. On...

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