Reuters photographs show Islamic State fighters on Kurdish border

KHAZER, Iraq Thu Aug 7, 2014 10:13am EDT

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KHAZER, Iraq Aug 7 (Reuters) - Reuters photographs show Islamic State fighters controlling a checkpoint at the border area of the Kurdish semi-autonomous region on Thursday.

The Sunni militants have been making a dramatic push in the north, routing Kurdish forces, since mounting an offensive over the weekend which has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers.

(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Alison Williams)

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