Iraqi forces in the western province of Anbar. (AFP photo)
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At least six soldiers were killed Monday in an attack in western Iraq claimed by ISIS that began with five suicide bombers ramming explosives-laden vehicles into a checkpoint, officials said.A senior officer in the Iraqi army, manning the checkpoint near the town of Al-Baghdadi in Anbar province, said nine soldiers were also wounded."Clashes erupted with the enemy of Allah and the mujahedin (holy warriors) managed to control a checkpoint called Majid and a large nearby post," the statement said.The group claimed 60 soldiers were killed or wounded, that some of their equipment was seized and fighting was ongoing. The International Organization for Migration says 44 percent of the more than 3.3 million people displaced in Iraq since the beginning of 2014 are from Anbar.
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