Iraq conflict: Sistani 'issues' Shia call to arms against militants

June 13, 2014 11:01 AM

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Iraq conflict: Sistani 'issues' Shia call to arms against militants

Iraq's most senior Shia cleric has issued a call to arms as Sunni-led insurgents sweep across towns.

The call by a representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came during Friday prayers, as the militants widened their grip in the north and east and threatened to march south.

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