Iraqi policemen stand guard on a street in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf, on June 14, 2014
Iraqi policemen stand guard on a street in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf, on June 14, 2014 © Haider Hamdani - AFP
Iraqi policemen stand guard on a street in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf, on June 14, 2014
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Last updated: June 15, 2014

Iraq forces kill 279 militants in 24 hours

Iraqi security forces have killed 279 "terrorists" in the past 24 hours, as they push back against a major militant offensive, a security spokesman said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's security spokesman, Lieutenant General Qassem Atta, made the announcement during a televised news conference.

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