Iraq conflict: Militia parades as insurgents seize crossing

June 21, 2014 5:42 PM

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Iraq conflict: Militia parades as insurgents seize crossing

Thousands of heavily armed Shia militiamen paraded through several Iraqi cities today as Sunni militants seized two strategically located towns in what appeared to be a new offensive in the western Anbar province.

The capture of the two towns — Qaim on the Syrian border Friday and Rawah on the Euphrates river Saturday — dealt another blow to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government, which has struggled to push back against Islamic extremists and allied militants who have seized large swaths of the country'...

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