Militants capture two border crossings in Iraq

Islamic militants have captured a further two border crossings - one with with Jordan and another with Syria - the Associated Press have reported, citing Iraqi officials.

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BREAKING: Iraqi officials say militants have captured 2 border crossings, 1 with Jordan, 1 with Syria.

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MORE: The officials say militants captured the Turaibil crossing with Jordan and the al-Walid crossing with Syria: http://t.co/lfZyHIJtgt

More: Isis insurgents take three towns in western Iraq

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