BAGHDAD (AP) — 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.
Sunni militants move closer to Baghdad
By Sameer N. Yacoub and Adam Schreck| Associated Press June 13, 2014
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