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An Iraqi family fleeing violence in the northern city of Tal Afar arrive at the Khazer refugee camp in Aski Kalak. [Safin Hamed/AFP]

Officials scorn ISIL 'caliphate' as domestic, international outcast

The so-called 'caliphate' of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' lacks the building blocks of an actual state and will inevitably perish, observers say.

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