Iranian general in Iraq; militants seize key city

By Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra The Associated Press Published Jun 17, 2014 at 12:01AM
Karim Kadim / The Associated Press Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Monday in Baghdad’s Shula neighborhood. Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq’s Shiite-led government.