Iraqi Shiite tribesmen brandish their weapons to show their willingness to join security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants, on June 17, 2014 in Najaf
Iraqi Shiite tribesmen brandish their weapons to show their willingness to join security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants, on June 17, 2014 in Najaf © Haidar Hamdani - AFP
Iraqi Shiite tribesmen brandish their weapons to show their willingness to join security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants, on June 17, 2014 in Najaf
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Last updated: June 17, 2014

18 Iraq security personnel found dead

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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