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Tribal leader: Iraq’s Anbar province could ‘collapse within hours’

“An Iraqi tribal leader said Saturday that ISIS militants are gaining ground in Anbar province, and he predicted a ‘collapse within hours’ of that province’s cities and towns if Iraqi forces withdraw.

Sheikh Naim al-Gaoud, the Sunni leader of the Albu Mimr tribe, which was a U.S. ally in the mid-2000s, called for more U.S. intervention — including ground troops, arming tribes directly and pressuring the Iraqi government to give the tribes more firepower.”

Source: Tribal leader: Iraq’s Anbar province could ‘collapse within hours’ – CNN.com

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