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Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli: officials

Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers react after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli August 31, 2014.   REUTERS/ Stringer

Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers react after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer

Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers react after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer
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Members of Kurdish Peshmerga force stand guard at Sulaiman Pek front line, August 31, 2014.    REUTERS/ Stringer

Members of Kurdish Peshmerga force stand guard at Sulaiman Pek front line, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer

Members of Kurdish Peshmerga force stand guard at Sulaiman Pek front line, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer
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A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a dushka at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a dushka at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a dushka at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a mortar at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a mortar at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a mortar at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force stands guard at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city  August 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force stands guard at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force stands guard at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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The wreckage of a Humvee belonging to Islamic State militants lies along a road after it was targeted by Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers, in the town of Sulaiman Pek in Salahuddin province, August 31, 2014.   REUTERS/Stringer

The wreckage of a Humvee belonging to Islamic State militants lies along a road after it was targeted by Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers, in the town of Sulaiman Pek in Salahuddin province, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

The wreckage of a Humvee belonging to Islamic State militants lies along a road after it was targeted by Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers, in the town of Sulaiman Pek in Salahuddin province, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces sweep the Bakirta village near the town of Makhmur, south of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan August 27, 2014, after Islamic State (IS) insurgents withdrew from the village.  REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Kurdish Peshmerga forces sweep the Bakirta village near the town of Makhmur, south of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan August 27, 2014, after Islamic State (IS) insurgents withdrew from the village. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Kurdish Peshmerga forces sweep the Bakirta village near the town of Makhmur, south of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan August 27, 2014, after Islamic State (IS) insurgents withdrew from the village. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers carry their weapons during an intensive security deployment to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), on the outskirt of Sulaiman Pek town in Salahuddin province, August 31, 2014.    REUTERS/ Stringer

Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers carry their weapons during an intensive security deployment to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), on the outskirt of...more

Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers carry their weapons during an intensive security deployment to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), on the outskirt of Sulaiman Pek town in Salahuddin province, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer
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