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Iraqi Forces Battle for Tikrit; Lawmakers Face July 1 deadline

Insurgents brought down an Iraqi army helicopter Sunday as Iraqi forces attempted to retake the northern town of Tikrit, which has been overrun by Sunni militants on June 11. On the second day of a major pushback, Iraq’s military sent in tanks and helicopter gunships to try to dislodge militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL). In Baghdad, threatened by the rebel advance, top Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers scrambled to agree Cabinet nominations before...

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