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Rival militias threaten Iraq’s south

The intensifying battle between Iraq’s strongest Shiite militias – the Mahdi Army and Badr Brigades – threatens to destabilize Iraq’s oil-rich south and compound chaos in the capital. The outcome also could decide whether Iraq stays whole or breaks up. The militias have become the largest security threat to a country already rocked by more than three years of attacks by Sunni Arab insurgents on U.S. and Iraqi forces and the Shiite population. Full Story

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