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  1. Iraq Seeks Volunteers for Ramadi Battle

    They need help. As the U.S. mulls sending more weapons, Iraq is turning to its people and asking them to rise up against ISIS. The militants overran government troops in Ramadi on Sunday, forcing thousands to flee. This prompted Iraqi leaders to send squads and Shiite militias to the central town, but volunteers are needed to fill in the gaps. Baghdad will funnel arms to the fighters — but they’d better move quickly, because the extremists are reportedly shoring up defenses to repel future attacks.

    BBC, NYT

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