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18 Iraq security personnel found dead: police

An image uploaded on June 14, 2014 on the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin allegedly shows militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) capturing dozens of Iraqi security forces members prior to transporting them to an unknown location in the Salaheddin province ahead of executing them. AFP PHOTO / HO / WELAYAT SALAHUDDIN

BAGHDAD: Iraqi police discovered the bodies of 18 security forces members near a city north of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and a doctor said.

The dead soldiers and police were found in an area 15 kilometres (nine miles) east of Samarra. 

They had suffered gunshots to the head and chest, but it was unclear if they were executed or killed in fighting.

 

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