FILE - In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, Mourners pray over the coffin of an Iraqi Shiite fighter, Raed Ali Hussein, during the funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 ... more 
FILE - In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, Mourners pray over the coffin of an Iraqi Shiite fighter, Raed Ali Hussein, during the funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. A leading Shiite Muslim cleric widely followed by Iraqi militants has issued the first public religious edict permitting Shiites to fight in Syria’s civil war alongside President Bashar Assad’s forces. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jaber al-Helo, File
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