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Tulaibawi says he is one of the 150 Shiite militiamen who, along with Iraqi government forces and security officials, were trapped in the Beiji complex after militants surrounded it during a sweep through northern Iraq in June.It also backs Shiite militias who have played an important role halting the dramatic advance by ISIS fighters through northern Iraq after the Iraqi army crumbled.In Syria, where a war is also raging between government troops and the Sunni militants, a tactical unit of Tulaibawi's militia trained him to be a sniper, skills used in alleyways to protect a Shiite shrine.In the Iraqi refinery, Tulaibawi and others have lived on airdrops from government helicopters.Militia commanders have urged the fighters to cooperate with government forces.
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