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Shiite Muslim Turkmen families leave the village of Taza Khormato, south of the oil hub city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, fearing any escalation in fighting reaching their village, on June 16, 2014. Militants gained ground in a battle for a strategic Shiite enclave in northern Iraq that provides a corridor to Syria, officials and residents said. Security forces insisted they had repelled an assault on Tal Afar, a Shiite Turkman-majority town in Nineveh province, but multiple officials and a resident said militants had entered it, with one saying they were in control. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN IBRAHIM