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Baghdad fortified in response to ISIL threat

Baghdad citizens are worried about the sectarian tension as fighting gets closer.

Last updated: 27 Jun 2014 02:06
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ISIL fighters, who have taken large parts of Iraq's territory, have pledged to move on to Baghdad.
 
In response, the government has fortified the capital city, but many people there are worried about the sectarian tension as the fighting gets closer.
 
Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad.

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