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Burnt vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are pictured at a checkpoint in east Mosul, one day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the city, June 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Burnt vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are pictured at a checkpoint in east Mosul, one day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the city, June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Burnt vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are pictured at a checkpoint in east Mosul, one day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the city, June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Mosul governor Atheel al-Nujaifi addresses a news conference in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 11, 2014.    REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

REFILE - CLARIFYING TAGS Mosul governor Atheel al-Nujaifi addresses a news conference in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

REFILE - CLARIFYING TAGS Mosul governor Atheel al-Nujaifi addresses a news conference in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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An Iraqi soldier checks goods at the back of a truck at a checkpoint, as security increases in Baghdad June 11, 2014. Baghdad will cooperate with Kurdish forces to try to drive militant out of Mosul, Iraq's foreign minister said on Wednesday, a day after an al Qaeda splinter group seized the country's second biggest city.   REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

An Iraqi soldier checks goods at the back of a truck at a checkpoint, as security increases in Baghdad June 11, 2014. Baghdad will cooperate with Kurdish forces to try to drive militant out of Mosul, Iraq's foreign minister said on Wednesday, a day...more

An Iraqi soldier checks goods at the back of a truck at a checkpoint, as security increases in Baghdad June 11, 2014. Baghdad will cooperate with Kurdish forces to try to drive militant out of Mosul, Iraq's foreign minister said on Wednesday, a day after an al Qaeda splinter group seized the country's second biggest city. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Damaged vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Damaged vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Damaged vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A burnt vehicle is seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A burnt vehicle is seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A burnt vehicle is seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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