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June 12, 2014


Iraq Disintegrates as Insurgents Advance

"Iraq was on the brink of disintegration Thursday as al-Qaeda-inspired fighters swept through northern Iraq toward Baghdad and Kurdish soldiers seized the city of Kirkuk without a fight," the Washington Post reports.

"Lawmakers gathered at the Iraqi parliament to discuss the declaration of a state of emergency, a day after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki assured Iraqis that the insurgents' gains were temporary and would soon be reversed by the Iraqi army."












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