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Gunmen overrun Iraqi border post with Syria in Anbar - sources

Source: Reuters - Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:18 GMT
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ANBAR, Iraq, June 22 (Reuters) - Gunmen overran the Iraqi-Syrian border post of al-Waleed in Iraq's western Anbar province on Sunday, security sources said, making it the second border crossing to fall in two days.

A customs police source and an army source said officials at the border fled when gunmen opened fire. A government official speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed that the border post had fallen. (Reporting by Kamal Namaa; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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