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  6/18/2014, Sivan 20, 5774

Iraq Fires Senior Officers Over Islamist Rebellion


Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki on Tuesday fired senior officers for failing to halt a sweeping advance by Sunni Islamist rebels, the BBC reports.

Four army commanders were dismissed because they did not perform "their national duty", a government statement said, according to the network.