Iraq militants seize 3 towns, border point

Key dam on Sunnis’ route

Posted: June 22, 2014 at 4:03 a.m.

A line of rocket-launcher-equipped trucks moves by as Shiite volunteers parade through the Sadr City area of Baghdad on Saturday to show their readiness to take on Sunni insurgents.

Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province Saturday, capturing three strategic towns and a border crossing with Syria, the first to fall on the Iraqi side.

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