Iran's influence in Iraq solidifies as it eclipses US in helping fight Islamic State militants

January 12, 2015 6:30 AM

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Iran's influence in Iraq solidifies as it eclipses US in helping fight Islamic State militants

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct . 7, 2014 file photo, Iraqi Shiite militiamen aim their weapons during clashes with militants from the Islamic State group, in Jurf al-Sakhar, about 43 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The fight against the Islamic State has deepened the bond between Iraq’s Shiite-led government and Iran, to the extent that Iran has easily eclipsed the United States in the eyes of many Iraqis as the main ally in defeating the extremists.(AP Photo, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, file photo, Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen chant anti-terrorism slogans after breaking the siege on 15,000 Shiite Turkmens stranded in the farming community town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against Sunni Islamic State group positions, 105 m...

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