Shiite Muslim pilgrims reach out to touch the tomb of Imam al-Abbas located inside the Imam al-Abbas shrine to mark Arbain in the holy city of Karbala, southwest of Baghdad December 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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ISIS fighters stormed a town in Iraq's western Anbar province Saturday, killing at least 19 policemen and trapping others inside their headquarters, in the latest attack in the desert region where it controls large amounts of territory, officials said.ISIS seized the town of Al-Wafa, 45 km west of Anbar's capital Ramadi Saturday after starting its assault early Friday.Police forces and the pro-government Sunni fighters were forced to retreat to a nearby police-brigade headquarters bordering their town.Elsewhere in western Anbar, ISIS militants executed at least 21 Sunni tribal fighters Friday after capturing them near Al-Baghdadi town Wednesday, local officials and tribesmen said Saturday.
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