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The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shiite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against ISIS ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni militants controlling large swaths of Iraq and Syria.Washington and its Sunni Arab allies fear involving Iraq's Shiite militias in battles to drive out ISIS militants from Anbar could lead to even more sectarian violence.The 41-year-old Iraqi donned the robe and white turban of a cleric when he spoke to Reuters in the holy Shiite city of Najaf. His militia started as a splinter group of the Mahdi Army, a paramilitary force formed by Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr during the U.S. occupation. In 2007, Khazali was arrested by American forces for his alleged role in an attack on an Iraqi government compound in Karbala in the Shiite heartland of southern Iraq, which left five American soldiers dead.
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