Iraq conflict: PM fires senior officers over rebel advance

June 17, 2014 5:59 PM

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Iraq conflict: PM fires senior officers over rebel advance

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has fired senior officers for failing to halt a sweeping advance by Sunni Islamist rebels.

Four army commanders were dismissed for failing to perform "their national duty", a government statement said on Tuesday.

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