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Militias on rise in Iraq

Burst of splinter groups stiffens challenge for US

By Farah Stockman and Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / January 31, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- The messianic Soldiers of Heaven militia that fought US and Iraqi troops in one of the fiercest battles of the war Sunday is among the more than two dozen extremist militias operating across Iraq that are fast becoming a powerful, and hidden, new enemy. (Full article: 1128 words)

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