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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, under mounting pressure to give up his bid for a third term in office amid a jihadist-led insurgency, said Wednesday that any unconstitutional attempt to form a new government would open "the gates of hell" in the country.Maliki's defiant stance came as dozens of people were killed when a warplane struck a prison facility in Mosul, which is in the hands of ISIS.In Mosul, a government airstrike on a Shariah court set up by ISIS killed some 60 people, the office of the prime minister's military spokesman said.Hospital officials and witnesses said earlier that the airstrike had killed 50 people.The attack in Makhmur, 40 km southwest of Irbil, came after the Sunni militants inflicted a humiliating defeat on the Kurds Sunday with a rapid advance through three towns, prompting Maliki to order his air force for the first time to back the Kurdish forces.Police said the first attack was a double car bombing in a shopping area of Sadr City, a Shiite neighborhood in the east of the city, killing 31 people and wounding 34 others.
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