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Islamist insurgents seize parts of north Iraq town

By Reuters | Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:19 PM
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BAGHDAD, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Sunni Islamist insurgents took over parts of a town in northern Iraq on Thursday, local officials said, gaining further ground against the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad, which has also lost control of another city.

The mayor of Sulaiman Pek said the militants belonged to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Sunni group that was involved in the takeover of the ...

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