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.
By Sameer N. Yacoub and Adam Schreck| Associated Press June 13, 2014
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