Buildings damaged during fightings between government forces including fighters of the Sunni anti-Al-Qaeda militia Sahwa and anti-government militants, including from the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).(AFP PHOTO)
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Iraq has not asked Iran for help against Sunni militants, its ambassador to Tehran said Tuesday as pro-Baghdad government forces held off assaults on a key town and oil refinery.Iran, the predominant Shiite power in the Middle East, has said it will support ally Iraq and its holy Shiite sites against the Sunni militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).Sheikh also rejected reports that the commander of Iran's shadowy Al-Quds Force, Qasem Suleimani, was in Iraq assisting the army.
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