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Fighting back home tests loyalties, truce among Iraqis in U.S.

Posted: June 22, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.

Kareem Mohammed, left, talks with Waleed Khohor, center, about the situation in their home country of Iraq as Mohammed's son Abbas Hadi looks on at Sinbad Restaurant, owned by prominent local Iraqi refugee Kareem Mohammed on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Alexandria, Va. The local Iraqi refugee community is concerned as it watches Iraq and its Shiite-led government start threatened by Sunni extremists. Illustrates IRAQ-EXILES (category a), by Pamela Constable (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Saturday, June 21, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu)

WASHINGTON -- Kareem Mohammed, the proprietor of Sinbad cafe in Alexandria, Va., lives a busy and successful life thousands of miles from Iraq.

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