The Seattle Times

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Abandoned U.S.-made arms a weapons windfall for ISIS

Iraqi Kurdish forces take position as they fight jihadist militants Sunday in the village of Bashir, south of Kirkuk. Iraqi forces pressed a counterattack on Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit as Russia delivered Sukhoi warplanes to aid Baghdad in what diplomats warn is an existential battle against Sunni militants.