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Islamic State kill 16 Iraqi soldiers on Syria border - officials

Islamic State fighters killed 16 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a western border crossing with Syria on Monday, the head of the provincial council Faleh al-Issawi said.

He said four other Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the attack on the Al-Waleed border crossing and were taken across the border for treatment in Syria.

A tribal leader in the Islamic State-controlled town of Rutba, 80 miles southeast of Al-Waleed, said the fighters seized guns and vehicles and brought them back to Rutba, firing guns in celebration as they arrived.

[Source: Reuters, Baghdad, 01Dec14]

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