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Iraq begins major operation to free jihadist-besieged town

Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) man a weapon mounted on a pick-up truck as they take position behind cement blocks in the Iraqi city of Rabia on the Iraqi-Syrian border, where clashes with Islamic State militants are taking place August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said

KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen launched a major operation Saturday to break the more than two-month jihadist siege of a Shiite Turkmen town, a senior officer and militia commanders said.

Thousands of militiamen are attacking towards Amerli from the north, while Iraqi security forces are advancing from the south, they said.

 

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