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Iraq: Militants seize provincial HQ in Mosul city
« on: June 10, 2014, 03:05:28 AM »
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says dozens of militants have overrun the provincial government headquarters in the northern city of Mosul.

Ali Mahmoud, the media official for Ninevah province, says insurgents armed with machineguns and rocket-propelled-grenade launchers stormed the government building in Mosul late on Monday night.

He says they overpowered the building guards after a short firefight.

A former al-Qaida stronghold, Mosul is 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad and is Iraq's second-largest city.

Mahmoud says the governor, Atheel al-Nujaifi, was in a nearby guest house but managed to escape from the area unharmed.

Earlier, the gunmen torched several of the city's police stations, freeing the detainees there.

The attack on Mosul comes as Iraq grapples with its worst surge in violence since the sectarian bloodletting of 2006 and 2007.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/iraq-militants-seize-provincial-hq-mosul-city
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Re: Iraq: Militants seize provincial HQ in Mosul city
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 04:00:22 AM »
Militant gunmen control parts of Mosul in northern Iraq

(CNN) -- Hundreds of gunmen took control of key portions of the the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, senior police officials said.

Included in the areas they controlled were the Mosul airport, local TV stations and the governor's offices.

The gunmen are believed to be members of the Syria-based extremist militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/10/world/meast/iraq-violence/index.html



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