Middle East

Iraqi Sunnis join Shiite militia to battle ISIS

Nawar Mohammed, one of some 250 Sunni residents of the Al-Alam village, northeast of the multi-ethnic Iraqi city of Tikrit, who joined Asaid Ahl al-Haq, an Iranian-backed Shiite militia, to battle the Islamic State (IS) group after it seized their town, stands in Al-Alam after it was retaken from the control of IS on March 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / W.G DUNLOP

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 14, 2015, on page 8.

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