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Iraq fires top military officers amid fears the country may be forcibly split

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 16:32 EDT
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Iraqi Shiite tribesmen brandish their weapons to show their willingness to join security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants on June 17, 2014 [AFP]
 
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Iraq sacks top officers as UN warns of break-up (via AFP)

Iraq’s prime minister fired several top security commanders in a major shake-up Tuesday as fighting approached Baghdad in a militant onslaught that the UN warned risked breaking the country up. Washington deployed some 275 military personnel to protect…

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