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Iraqi insurgents advance

Saddam’s hometown falls; 500,000 flee Mosul

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 5:40 a.m.

An Iraqi woman and child arrive Wednesday at a refugee camp outside Irbil, about 200 miles north of Baghdad, after fleeing the fighting in Mosul. Officials said about 500,000 people had left the city.

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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