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Iraq's army weakened from within by 50,000 'ghost' soldiers

By Yousuf Basil and Ben Brumfield, CNN
Updated 11:07 AM ET, Mon December 1, 2014

In its fight against Islamist terror militia ISIS, the Iraqi army may be weakened from within by corrupt soldiers not showing for duty -- 50,000 of them. Maybe more.

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