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Iraqi gov. will arm citizens to fight militants

Iraqi security forces display vehicles, weapons and ammunition confiscated from the Sunni militant group 'Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria' (ISIS) in Samarra, June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi government will provide weapons and equipment to citizens who volunteer to fight against militants, Prime Minister Nuri Maliki said Tuesday.

Maliki, in a statement broadcast on state TV, said the cabinet has "created a special crisis cell to follow up on the process of volunteering and equipping and arming".

 

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