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Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deploy, on May 26, 2015, in al-Nibaie area, north-west of Baghdad, during an operation aimed at cutting off Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Anbar province. (Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty)

Is Iraq doomed?

A bloody past and centuries of mistrust between two branches of Islam are threatening to derail Iraq's bid to crush ISIS — as well as the American war plan.The rise of Iran-backed Shiite militias battling the extremists has left the country's Sunni minority wondering what to do next.The so-called Popular Mobilization Units made up...

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