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Iraqi Government Training Thousands of Sunni Tribesmen

Three senior U.S. defense officials with ties to the Iraqi government have told VOA that Iraq has recruited about 6,000 Sunni tribesmen fighters, a force many say will be critical in defeating Islamic State. Analysts said the large number was a step in the right direction. “There’s 6,000 who are willing to work together — that may be even more important,” said Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “It’s not so much that they’re going to get great training in...

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