Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shia town (8)

Times of India 2014.08.31 18:02
AP | Aug 31, 2014, 06.12 PM IST BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces and Shia militiamen on Sunday broke a six- week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shia Turkmen town of Amirli, following US airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said. Army spokesman Lt Gen Qassim al-Moussawi said the operation started at dawn Sunday and the forces entered the town shortly after midday.
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