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At least three people killed and two abducted at the Korean-operated Akkas field near border with Syria.
Iraq official confirms Free Syria Army has taken crossing of Damascus-Baghdad highway, a vital regional trade route.
Fighters take control of number of border points with Iraq and Turkey, while clashes continue around Damascus.
A wave of blasts kills at least 12 and wounds 87 others across Iraq.
Forty-seven people have been killed in US air strikes in western Iraq, a hospital official says.
At least 47 people have been killed in two US-led air strikes in the western Iraqi town of al-Qaim near the Syrian border.

US F-16 fighter planes have dropped a series of 220kg bombs in western Iraq overnight as the US military launched a heavy offensive against fighters near the Syrian border.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said a recent escalation of violence in the western Iraqi city of al-Qaim has resulted in very high numbers of civilian casualties and refugees.

The US military has declared its week- long offensive near the Syrian border over, saying it has successfully "neutralised" a sanctuary for foreign fighters.

Armed men fighting US-led forces in Iraq are preparing for an intense battle in the Iraqi desert town of al-Qaim.
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