Mourners carry the coffins of Shiite volunteers, who had joined the Iraqi Army and were killed during clashes with militants, during a funeral in Karbala, July 12, 2014.(REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed)
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Iraqi forces and tribal fighters Saturday beat back a fresh assault by Sunni militants on the town of Haditha, strategic for the large nearby dam and its oil refinery, police said.Gunmen travelling in vehicles, including some captured from security forces, then attacked from two sides but were kept from entering the town in fighting that left 13 militants and four police dead, officers and a doctor said.In the town of Jalawla, also in Diyala, Kurdish peshmerga fighters began a major operation to expel militants from areas they hold, a senior Kurdish officer said.Maj. Gen. Hussein Mansur said Kurdish forces were using tanks and artillery in the battle and had succeeded in retaking some territory from the militants.
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