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Islamist Insurgents Seize Parts of North Iraq Town

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 city of Falluja last month and is also active in neighbouring Syria. ”We are still inside the government...

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