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Live coverage of the Libyan unrest threatening Muammar Gaddafi's rule

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Iran-backed Shi'ite militias to join assault near Mosul on new front

BAGHDAD Iraqi Shi'ite militias backed by Iran said on Friday they would soon join the fight against Islamic State on a new front west of Mosul, a move which could block any retreat by the jihadists into Syria but might alarm Turkey and the United States.