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Iraq: Insurgents take control of parts of Tikrit

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Several parts of the Iraqi city of Tikrit have reportedly been taken over by the militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Located just 150 km from Baghdad, the city is the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Earlier militants also reportedly seized 48 Turks in an attack on the Turkish consulate in the northern city of Mosul, including the consul-general

Militants also reportedly seized 48 Turks in an attack on the Turkish 
consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on 
earlier today, including the consul-general.

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