Iraq attacks kill 17, army fights to retake town from militants

By Reuters | Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:28 PM

TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb 16 (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Sunday as troops fought to evict Islamist militants from the northern town of Sulaiman Pek, security sources and medics said.

Armoured vehicles and special police forces with heavy machineguns arrived in Sulaiman Pek to reinforce troops battling there for several days backed by helicopters gunships.

"Clashes are...

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