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Sunni tribes seize Iraqi border crossing with Jordan

  • Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) on the outskirts of the town of Udaim in Diyala province, June 22, 2014. (REUTERS)

AMMAN: Sunni tribes took control of a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan late Sunday after Iraq's army pulled out of the area following a clash with rebels, Iraqi and Jordanian intelligence sources said.

The major Turbail crossing was now in the hands of officials following orders from Sunni tribal fighters in Iraq's western Anbar province, the sources told Reuters Monday.

 
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