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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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