Iraq slows rebel advance, regains some territory (47)

TradeArabia 2014.06.14 19:43
bagh, 0 hours, 32 minutes ago A Sunni Islamist offensive threatening to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces reported regaining territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on Baghdad's Shi'ite-led government. As Iraqi officials spoke of wresting back the initiative against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant insurgents (ISIL), neighbouring Shi'ite Iran
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