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Iraqis rename offensive in Sunni area; original title honored Shiite
Iraqis rename offensive in Sunni area; original title honored Shiite

Iraqi officials Wednesday hastily rebranded a just-launched government offensive to retake Anbar province, responding to fears that the operation’s original title might inflame sectarian tensions. The abrupt name change came as the opening salvos were launched in the closely watched battle to recapture the city of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, in Iraq’s Sunni Muslim heartland. Islamic State militants seized Ramadi less than two weeks ago in a major blow to the central government. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi officially renamed the offensive after considerable criticism within Iraq and from abroad greeted the originally proposed title, "Lubbayk ya...

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