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epa04635732 Iraqi soldiers stand on a damaged tank during fighting against IS militants near Tikrit, northern Iraq, 24 February 2015. Iraqi troops broke a siege by Islamic State militants on a residential compound in western Iraq that had denied hundreds of families access to food and medical supplies, officials said. Government forces, backed by local tribal fighters, broke the siege in al-Baghdadi, a town not far from a US airbase in the western province of Anbar, a security official said. EPA/ALI MOHAMMED