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ISIL Overruns Iraqi Cities 02
Tikrit, Iraq
By Montadhar Naser
11 Jun 2014

Tikrit, Iraq. Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in pickup trucks on a street in Tikrit, on June 11, 2014.

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ISIL Overruns Iraqi Cities 04
Mosul, Iraq
By Montadhar Naser
11 Jun 2014

Mosul, Iraq. An elderly man stands next to an Iraqi Army truck abandoned by soldiers fleeing Mosul. June 11, 2014

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ISIL Overruns Iraqi Cities 05
Salahaddin, Iraq
By Montadhar Naser
11 Jun 2014

Entrance to an Iraqi Army base in a former government palace in the province of Salahaddin, Iraq on June 11, 2014

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ISIL Overruns Cities 06
Mosul, Iraq
By Montadhar Naser
11 Jun 2014

Mosul, Iraq. Armed fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the 'July 17' neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

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ISIL Overruns Iraqi Cities 07
Mosul, Iraq
By Montadhar Naser
11 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army vehicles abandoned by soldiers fleeing the army's headquarters compound in Mosul. June 11, 2014

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ISIL Overruns Iraqi Cities
Iraq
By Montadhar Naser
11 Jun 2014

Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have overrun the Iraqi city of Tikrit and moved closer to the Baji oil refinery, the biggest refinery in the country, as they make gains in their rapid military advance against the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government.

The ISIL seized the city of Mosul on June 10 in their push to create a Sunni Caliphate straddling the border between Iraq and Syria.

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Displaced Iraqis Flee ISIL
Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
11 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014
Northern Iraq

Refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul seek refuge in Iraqi-Kurdistan after the city was attacked by Islamic militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

ISIL took control of the of Mosul on June 9, 2014, displacing hundreds of thousands of the city's residents. The UN estimates that half a million people have been displaced.