Tough fight for Mosul after Kirkuk attack

By REUTERS
October 24, 2016 18:28

 
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At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over."

The message blared out from several mosque loudspeakers while the militants went on a rampage.



By the time they had blasted their way across the city in a brazen and complex attack, 99 civilians and members of the security forces were dead and 63 of their own were in the morgue, according to Iraqi security officials.

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