Iraqi forces break Islamic State's two-month siege of northern town (9)

Haaretz Daily 2014.08.31 21:33
Huge victory follows seizure by Islamic State and other armed Sunni groups of almost one-third of Iraq territory this summer. By Isabel Coles and Ahmed Rasheed An Iraqi militia fighter from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Saraya al- Salam (Peace Brigade), waves a flag next to a rocket launcher during heavy clashes in Tuz Khurmatu.
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