Iraqi security check men as they arrive to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, on June 12, 2014, in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf
Iraqi security check men as they arrive to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, on June 12, 2014, in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf © Haidar Hamdani - AFP
Iraqi security check men as they arrive to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, on June 12, 2014, in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf
AFP
Last updated: June 13, 2014

Iraq implements new plan to defend Baghdad

Iraq has implemented a new plan to defend Baghdad, the interior ministry's spokesman said Friday, as a major militant offensive pushes closer to the capital.

"We put in place a new plan to protect Baghdad," Brigadier General Saad Maan told AFP.

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