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Members of Iraqi security forces take their positions during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) west of Kerbala, June 29, 2014.   REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

Members of Iraqi security forces take their positions during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) west of Kerbala, June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

Members of Iraqi security forces take their positions during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) west of Kerbala, June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed
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Members of Iraqi security forces take positions during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) west of Kerbala June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

Members of Iraqi security forces take positions during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) west of Kerbala June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

Members of Iraqi security forces take positions during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) west of Kerbala June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed
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Iraqi security forces patrol after clashes with the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 28, 2014.     REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces patrol after clashes with the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces patrol after clashes with the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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