Iraq Fighters Finding Support at Home Raises Risk of Attack

June 13, 2014 7:39 AM

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When Islamic militants swept into the western Iraq city of Mosul this week, Ammar al-Tayee was relieved to see soldiers flee for their lives.

The 30-year-old medic used to spend hours at army checkpoints and got fed up with the Shiite-dominated military insulting residents of the mostly Sunni city, he said.

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