Comment: 'UN: Iraq violence displaced 400,000' [George Galloway @ PressTV]
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The United Nations says about 400,000 people have been displaced this year due to the ongoing violence in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.
The UN also has expressed "grave concern" about the presence of al-Qaeda-inspired militants in the province.
Anbar plunged into violence in December 2013, when security forces cleared a camp that the government said was being used by militants for launching terrorist attacks.
Experts and politicians say terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are coming to Iraq from neighboring Syria and Saudi Arabia to undermine security in the country.
Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, have pointed the finger at Riyadh, saying the Saudi regime is funding and arming insurgents fighting against government forces in western Iraq.
Iraq has witnessed an upsurge in violence over the past year, with al-Qaeda-linked militants regaining momentum
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