Iraqi insurgents advance
Saddam’s hometown falls; 500,000 flee Mosul
Posted: June 12, 2014 at 5:40 a.m.
Al-Qaida-inspired militants pushed deeper into Iraq's Sunni heartland Wednesday, swiftly conquering Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by U.S. forces.
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