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Iraqi Shiite powerbroker gambles with Sunni embrace

In 2008, when Iran tried briefly to mold Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the image of Hezbollah party and paramilitary leader Hasan Nasrallah, the conditions in Iraq were similar in many ways to those in Lebanon in 1982. Both countries were occupied by foreign forces and arms were flowing freely in all directions. And there […]

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