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Iraqis take on al-Qaida in 2 cities

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen battled Thursday to put down al-Qaida-linked gunmen who, in a coordinated surge, ran rampant in two of the country’s main Sunni cities, overrunning police stations and sweeping through the streets, emboldened by mounting sectarian tensions between minority Sunnis and the Shiite-led government.

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  • Headline: Iraqis take on al-Qaida in 2 cities
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 6 on 01/03/2014
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