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Advancing Iraq rebels seize northwest town in heavy battle

Masked Sunni gunmen pose for a photo during a patrol outside the city of Falluja April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Masked Sunni gunmen pose for a photo during a patrol outside the city of Falluja April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Masked Sunni gunmen pose for a photo during a patrol outside the city of Falluja April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Kurdish security forces travel in a vehicle during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of Diyala June 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad

Members of Kurdish security forces travel in a vehicle during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of Diyala June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad

Members of Kurdish security forces travel in a vehicle during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of Diyala June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad
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Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar June 14, 2014. Picture taken June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar June 14, 2014. Picture taken June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar June 14, 2014. Picture taken June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in army trucks in Baghdad June 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in army trucks in Baghdad June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in army trucks in Baghdad June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Members of Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters take part in an intensive security deployment on the outskirts of Diyala province June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters take part in an intensive security deployment on the outskirts of Diyala province June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters take part in an intensive security deployment on the outskirts of Diyala province June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in an army truck, in Baghdad, June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in an army truck, in Baghdad, June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in an army truck, in Baghdad, June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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