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20 killed as militants seize villages in north Iraq: Official

Published on Jun 18, 2014 7:36 PM
 

KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP) - Militants seized three villages in northern Iraq on Wednesday during clashes with security forces and residents that left 20 civilians dead, a local official said.

The official, Shallal Abdul Baban, named the villages as Albu Hassan, Birwajli and Bastamli, in Salaheddin province.

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