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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during military-style training in Najaf, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during military-style training in Najaf, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during military-style training in Najaf, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during military-style training in Najaf, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/ Essam Al-Sudani

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/ Essam Al-Sudani
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Members of the Iraqi security forces shout slogans as they carry weapons during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi security forces shout slogans as they carry weapons during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Iraqi security forces prepare to fire mortar bombs during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi security forces prepare to fire mortar bombs during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. Picture taken June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. Picture taken June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Iraqi security forces prepare to fire mortar bombs during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi security forces prepare to fire mortar bombs during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Tanks belonging to Iraqi security forces are seen during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Tanks belonging to Iraqi security forces are seen during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shiite 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, climb into a truck in Baghdad, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Shiite 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, climb into a truck in Baghdad, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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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 20, 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 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A U.S. Geological Survey satellite image shows smoke rising from the Baiji refinery near Tikrit, Iraq, June 18, 2014 in this handout provided by U.S. Geological Survey. REUTERS/Landsat data courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey/Handout via Reuters

A U.S. Geological Survey satellite image shows smoke rising from the Baiji refinery near Tikrit, Iraq, June 18, 2014 in this handout provided by U.S. Geological Survey. REUTERS/Landsat data courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey/Handout via Reuters
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