Militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) people raising their flag at the entrance of an army base in Ninevah Province. Iraq, June 12, 2014(AP Photo/albaraka_news)
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The exiled governor of Mosul, Iraq's second city which was seized by Islamist fighters last week, has called for US and Turkish air strikes against the militants.ISIL fighters kidnapped 49 Turks including diplomats and children when they stormed Turkey's consul in Mosul on Wednesday, in addition to 31 truck drivers seized earlier in the week.Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru ruled out the prospect of a military operation to free the abductees but also told reporters there was "no negotiation process" with ISIL.
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