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Islamic State called regional foe

Iraq’s al-Maliki warns neighbors of militants’ ‘red circle’

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 4:36 a.m.

Iraqi security forces arrest followers of Shiite cleric Mahmoud al-Sarkhi after clashes Wednesday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad.

An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans."

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