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Iraqis urged to face down Sunni menace

Obama: No ground troops

Posted: June 14, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's Shiite clerical leadership Friday called on all Iraqis to defend their country from Sunni militants who have seized large areas of territory, and a United Nations official expressed "extreme alarm" at reprisal killings in the offensive, citing reports of hundreds of dead and wounded.

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