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Islamic State Captures Iraqi Oil Field, Defeating Kurds

Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and a nearby oil field in their first major defeat of Kurdish fighters, witnesses said on Sunday. The al-Qaeda offshoot, which swept through northern Iraq in June almost unopposed by the U.S.-trained army, poses the biggest challenge to the stability of Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. After thousands of Iraqi soldiers fled the Islamic State offensive, Shi'ite militias and Kurdish fighters...

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