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Islamic State kills 12 Sunni tribal fighters, police south of Mosul

MOSUL: Islamic State killed seven Sunni tribal fighters who support the Iraqi government and five policemen on Saturday in a town south of Mosul, the insurgents' last major city stronghold in Iraq, local security sources said. The tribal fighters and police were gunned down at two fake checkpoints set up by the insurgents in Shirqat, a Sunni town between Mosul and Baghdad, they said. Islamic State has escalated attacks on forces and officials opposed to its rule as it fights off a military campaign to retake Mosul, the…