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Kurdish forces in Iraq's north retake 2 towns

U.S. strikes militants firing on minority Yazidis in west

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:59 a.m.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards prevent the media from approaching the wreckage of a passenger plane crash near the capital Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from an airport near the capital, Tehran, killing tens of people onboard, state media reported. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

BAGHDAD -- Reinvigorated by American airstrikes, Kurdish forces retook two towns from Sunni militants Sunday, achieving one of their first victories after weeks of retreating, a senior Kurdish military official said.

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