Islamic State captures Iraqi town, oil field - witnesses

BAGHDAD Sun Aug 3, 2014 3:25am EDT

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BAGHDAD Aug 3 (Reuters) - Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and a nearby oil field after a battle with Kurdish forces who had control of the area, witnesses said on Sunday.

Islamic State, which staged a lightning advance through northern Iraq in June, has warned residents of nearby villages along the border with Syria to leave their homes, suggesting they were planning an assault, witnesses said. (Created by Michael Georgy; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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