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 take areas in Iraq's Salaheddin province

Jihadists seized two areas of Iraq's Salaheddin province on Tuesday, officials said, after taking control of all of one province and parts of another earlier in the day.

The militants moved into Siniyah and Sulaiman Bek, both located north of Baghdad, after security forces withdrew, an army brigadier general and a local official said.

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