Iraqi army’s newly recruited men gather June 18 2014 in the southern Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf following top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s call for Iraqis to take up arms against “terrorists” who have overrun swathes of the country in a major offensive. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed to “face terrorism” while insisting Iraqi security forces that wilted under a major militant offensive had suffered a “setback” but not a defeat. AFP PHOTO/HAIDAR HAMDANI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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