Video: Iraq Enlists more Sunni Fighters

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Earlier this week Iraq enlisted more Sunni fighters to join the battle against ISIL in the Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

But despite this, many Sunnis are still suspicious and angry and say the government has ignored them. They say that the fight to retake Anbar province should be a Sunni-led operation and not led by the Shia militias as it is at the moment.

Sunni groups have been long suspicious of the Shia-led government, which is accused of pursuing sectarian and discriminatory policies.

They say it was Sunni forces who won the battle seven years ago to get rid of al-Qaeda in Iraq, a predecessor to ISIL.

But after that victory, they say the government reneged on its promise to bring them into the national army and abandoned them. That led to the rise of ISIL.

Imran Khan reports:

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