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Iraq's Abadi struggles to gain Sunni tribal support

31 October, 2014

BAGHDAD: When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office, he was regarded as a moderate Shia leader who could win over powerful Sunni tribal chiefs to the fight against Islamic State.

Three months later, Sunnis who once helped US Marines kick the Islamic State's predecessor al Qaeda out of Iraq view Abadi with deep scepticism because he has yet to deliver on promises to support their neglected Sunni heartland Anbar province.

Abadi, for his part, seems mi ... read more


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