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Jihadists were pushing toward Baghdad Thursday after capturing a town only 90 kilometers to its north, in a lightning three-day offensive the Iraqi government has failed to stop.The nearby Muatassam area has also fallen to militants, the municipal council member and witnesses said.ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani promised the group would push on to Baghdad and Karbala, a city southwest of the capital that is one of the holiest sites for Shiite Muslims, in a statement carried by jihadists websites.Samarra is mainly Sunni Arab but is home to a shrine revered by the country's Shiite majority, a site whose bombing by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in 2006 sparked a Shiite-Sunni conflict that killed tens of thousands.
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