Iraqi security forces take part in clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki pledged Wednesday that pro-government tribal fighters would be hired as policemen in Anbar province, where the UN said violence has displaced up to 300,000 people.The province, where anti-government fighters seized all of one city and parts of a second, has been hit by a surge in unrest since the end of last year, as Iraq suffers its worst violence since 2008 .The newly displaced Iraqis join more than 1.1 million compatriots who fled violence in past years and have still not returned to their homes.The UN said last month the number of people displaced by the fighting in Anbar was already the highest since the brutal sectarian violence of 2006-2008 .
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