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Analysing PM's promise to fix Iraq’s divide

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came to office in 2014 promising to mend Iraq's sectarian divide and defeat militant group Islamic State. By last summer, though, he faced public protests and questions from his western allies over his ability to get things done. In the final days of last year, an elite corps of the Iraqi army dislodged Islamic State from Ramadi, the largest city of western Iraq. Support in that campaign came not from the militias but from U.S. bombers and Sunni tribesmen on the ground. It was a crucial breakthrough for 64-year-old Abadi.

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