Iraqi police secure a road leading to the town of Sulaiman Bek, north of Baghdad, on July 25, 2013 where gunmen killed 14 truck drivers and stole their vehicles. AFF PHOTO/STR
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Iraqi security forces have retaken a northern area from militants after more than a week of heavy fighting during which parts of it repeatedly changed hands, an official said Saturday.Militants initially seized parts of Sulaiman Bek on February 13, setting off a cycle of clashes in the area which includes a town and several villages. It was not immediately clear if the militants were forced out during clashes or chose to withdraw.Sulaiman Bek has been hit by numerous attacks over the past year, and was briefly seized by militants in late April.
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