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In Symbolic Victory, Iran Conquers Iraq's Dates Market

It isn't hard to find signs that Iran is winning a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Iraq. There are the Iraqi Shi'ite militia who have sworn allegiance to Iran and the politicians beholden to Tehran. There are the Iranian companies that make everything from Baghdad's yellow taxis to the refrigerators and air conditioners that flood street markets. And then there are the dates. Iraq was once the world's biggest producer of the sweet fruit. But decimated by years of...

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