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Newly-recruited Iraqi volunteers take part in a training session on June 20 2014, in the southern Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf as thousands of Shiite volunteers join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities.
Newly-recruited Iraqi volunteers take part in a training session on June 20 2014, in the southern Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf as thousands of Shiite volunteers join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities.

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Sunni-Shiite divide explained

Analyst Ed Husain explains why the Sunni-Shiite divide should be consider a political divide, not a sectarian conflict.

Sunni-Shiite divide explained

Analyst Ed Husain explains why the Sunni-Shiite divide should be consider a political divide, not a sectarian conflict.