Middle East

Jihadists take areas in Iraq's Salaheddin province

Iraqi policemen man a checkpoint in the capital Baghdad on June 10, 2014, after a state of emergency was declared by the government.AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

TIKRIT, Iraq: Jihadists seized two areas of Iraq's Salaheddin province on Tuesday, officials said, after taking control of all of one province and parts of another earlier in the day.

The militants moved into Siniyah and Sulaiman Bek, both located north of Baghdad, after security forces withdrew, an army brigadier general and a local official said.





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