Top Iraqi cleric calls for wider war against Islamic State

CAIRO - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric called for the expansion of the global war against Islamic State on Friday, a day after the prime minister said he would welcome Russian airstrikes against the group on Iraqi soil.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who has a huge following and can often influence government thinking, was speaking through an aide after nationally-televised Friday prayers.
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