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Islamic Militants Fight in Iraq; War in Syria Spills Overi
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January 07, 2014
Radical Islamic militants linked to al-Qaida are tightening their grip on Iraq’s Anbar province, mounting a serious challenge to the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Analysts say the fresh fighting is the latest evidence the Syrian civil war is spilling over, causing sectarian violence and bloodshed around the region. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.

Islamic Militants Fight in Iraq; War in Syria Spills Over

Published January 07, 2014

Radical Islamic militants linked to al-Qaida are tightening their grip on Iraq’s Anbar province, mounting a serious challenge to the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Analysts say the fresh fighting is the latest evidence the Syrian civil war is spilling over, causing sectarian violence and bloodshed around the region. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.


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