June 22, 2014 1:41 PM

Iraq radicals capture more towns as Maliki government downplays rebel successes

Iraqi rebels seized four critical towns in the restive western province of al Anbar overnight Saturday and Sunday, taking control of the last major border bordering crossing connecting to Syria still in government hands, and opening up a path for the rebels through the strategic Euphrates River Valley down to the provincial capital of Ramadi.

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