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Iraq forces kill 279 militants in 24 hours: spokesman

Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in Jurf al-Sakhar June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces have killed 279 "terrorists" in the past 24 hours, as they push back against a major militant offensive, a security spokesman said Sunday.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's security spokesman, Lieutenant General Qassem Atta, made the announcement during a televised news conference.

 

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