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Iraq's Sunni refugees seek shelter among Shia

4 February 2014 Last updated at 08:07 GMT

After weeks of fighting between militant groups and Iraqi forces in Anbar province, civilians caught in the middle have been fleeing for safety.

The region has a Sunni majority but safe places of refuge are being found - including among Iraqi Shia in Karbala.

Authorities say they are welcome to stay but without national or international help, their hosts could struggle.

Nahed Abouzeid reports from Karbala.

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