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Al-Qaeda calls on Iraqi Sunni protesters to take up arms
Al-Qaeda's Iraqi wing on Thursday urged Sunni protesters to take up arms against Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, adding fuel to growing sectarian unrest in the world's fastest-growing oil exporter.

 

Al-Qaeda's local affiliate Islamic State of Iraq said "peace and patience" were useless for dealing with the Shi'ite-led government they see as oppressors of Iraq's Sunni minority. (Reuters)