Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak on June 10, 2014
Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak on June 10, 2014 © Safin Hamed - AFP
Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak on June 10, 2014
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Last updated: June 10, 2014

Jihadists seize areas in Iraq's Kirkuk province

Jihadists seized five areas in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Tuesday, a police officer said, after the militants took control of all of another province to its west.

The militants took the Hawijah, Zab, Riyadh and Abbasi areas west of the city of Kirkuk, and Rashad and Yankaja to its south, Colonel Ahmed Taha said.

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