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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during a military-style training in Baghdad June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during a military-style training in Baghdad June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Smoke rises from a oil refinery in Baiji, north of Baghdad, in this picture taken through the windscreen of a car, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises from a oil refinery in Baiji, north of Baghdad, in this picture taken through the windscreen of a car, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of Iraqi security forces searches volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, in Baghdad June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of Iraqi security forces searches volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, in Baghdad June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Shi'ite fighters take part in an intensive security deployment with the Iraqi army in Diyala province, 40 km (25 miles) north of Baghdad, June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite fighters take part in an intensive security deployment with the Iraqi army in Diyala province, 40 km (25 miles) north of Baghdad, June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Iraqi security forces and volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, are seen on the outskirts of Diyala province June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi security forces and volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, are seen on the outskirts of Diyala province June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Iraqi security forces take part in an intensive security deployment in the city of Baquba June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi security forces take part in an intensive security deployment in the city of Baquba June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, prepare to board a bus in Baghdad, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, prepare to board a bus in Baghdad, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A member of the Iraqi security forces guards volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, in Baghdad June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of the Iraqi security forces guards volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, in Baghdad June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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