Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

June 11, 2014 9:10 PM

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Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

Iraqi security forces encounter burning debris on patrol, as ISIL increase Iraq gains

TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) - Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their rapid military advance against the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad.

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