Iraqi President: Extremists Have United Iraqi Factions

October 02, 2014 12:06 AM
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Iraqi President Fouad Maasum says the barbarity of the militants who have taken control of one-third of Iraq and a part of Syria has served to unite previously divided factions in the region. In a recent interview, Maasum told VOA that Islamic State is losing the support of Sunni Muslims, which the militants enjoyed at the start of their campaign. He said Iraq's neighbors have pledged their support to Baghdad's effort to defeat the terrorist group. Zlatica Hoke reports.