Iraq, Syria conflicts merge, feed off each other (16)

Taiwan News 2014.06.21 23:34
Iraq, Syria enmeshed in explosive conflict as Sunni militants carve out cross border fiefdom By ZEINA KARAM and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Bashar Assad crush the Sunni-led uprising against him are returning home, putting a strain on the overstretched Syrian military as it
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