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Iraq, Siding With Iran, Sends Essential Aid To Syria's Assad

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Anti-Assad demonstrators, some of them holding placards in Arabic reading, "No to trespassing the mosques, no to tyranny," march in solidarity with protestors in Syria, following Friday prayers, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. | AP

More than six months after the start of the Syrian uprising, Iraq is offering key moral and financial support to the country's embattled president, undermining a central U.S. policy objective and raising fresh concerns that Iraq is drifting further into the orbit of an American arch rival -- Iran.

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