A picture taken on January 11, 2014 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaking during a political meeting in Baghdad
A picture taken on January 11, 2014 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaking during a political meeting in Baghdad © Sabah Arar - AFP/File
A picture taken on  January 11, 2014 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaking during a political meeting in Baghdad
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Last updated: June 13, 2014

Iraq forces have begun clearing cities of "terrorists," says PM

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Friday Iraqi security forces have begun clearing cities of "terrorists" who seized swathes of territory and brought the military to the point of collapse.

Security forces "began their work to clear all our dear cities from these terrorists," Maliki said in a statement.

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