Jihadists seize areas in Iraq's Kirkuk province, say police

Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak on June 10, 2014Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) – Jihadists seized several areas in Iraq’s Kirkuk province on Tuesday, a police officer said, after the militants took control of a whole province to its west. The militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) overran 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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