Middle East

Iraq militia wants help from U.S. foe

Shiite Muslim fighters from the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and tasked with defending the holy sites of Shiite Islam, hold a position on the Jurf al-Sakhr front line, the scene of heavy fighting against advancing Jihadist militants and fighters of the Islamic State (IS), south of the capital Baghdad, on August 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALI AL-SAADI

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 23, 2014, on page 11.




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