ISIS declaration of Islamic state threatens Sunni alliance

July 1, 2014 12:51 AM

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BAGHDAD – A militant extremist group's unilateral declaration of an Islamic state is threatening to undermine its already-tenuous alliance with other Sunnis who helped it overrun much of northern and western Iraq.

One uneasy ally has vowed to resist if the militants try to impose their strict interpretation of Shariah law.

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