Fighting rages over Iraqi town north of Baghdad

July 14, 2014 8:44 PM

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Fighting rages over Iraqi town north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters battled to dislodge militants from a small town along the Tigris River on Monday, while authorities discovered 12 bloated bodies with gunshots to the head near another village north of the capital, officials said.

The clashes in Duluiyah are part of the Islamic State extremist group's larger offensive across Iraq as it tries to expand the territory under its control. The jihadis, along with other Sunni militants, have already seized control of much of northern and western Iraq, touching off the country's wors...

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