Iraq's clerical leadership urges national defense as militants seize more territory

  • by: SAMEER N. YACOUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:25 PM

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Shiite clerical leadership Friday called on all Iraqis to defend their country from Sunni militants who have seized large swaths of territory, and a U.N. official expressed "extreme alarm" at reprisal killings in the offensive, citing reports of hundreds of dead and wounded.

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