After winning key victory, Iraqi general warns of military's woes in fight with militants

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After winning key victory, Iraqi general warns of military's woes in fight with militants

In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 photo, Iraqi security forces deploy in a military operation to regain control of the villages around the town of Beiji, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi had 225 fighters, a single Abrams tank, a pair of mortars, two artillery pieces and about 40 armored Humvees when he set out to retake Beiji, a strategic city in northern Iraq captured by Islamic State militants over the summer. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) (The Associated Press)

In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 photo, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, right, walks beside Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi, as he welcomes the minister's visit at a military base inTikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Saadi set out to retake Beiji, a strategic city in nor...

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