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Islamic State wipes out entire army outpost in Iraq’s Diyala

The latest major Islamic State attack in Iraq left 11 dead, including soldiers and their commanding officer, at an army outpost in a restive area northeast of Baghdad.
Diyala funeral

BAGHDAD — Islamic State fighters overran an Iraqi army outpost in the freezing early morning hours of Friday, killing 11 soldiers including their commanding officer.

By the end of day IS had taken responsibility for the attack, which happened northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province near the town of al-Udhaim (also known as al-Azim), which lies on the main road between Baghdad and Kirkuk.

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