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Iraqi Army Regains Control Of Sunni Town

Iraqi authorities say security forces have retaken control of a Sunni town north of Baghdad after gunmen who seized it agreed to withdraw.

Police and military officials said that army units entered Suleiman Beik in Salaheddin Governorate on April 26 morning under a deal negotiated by local tribal leaders.

Armed Sunni Muslims seized the town on April 25 after a gunbattle with security forces.

More than 150 people have been killed in clashes in Sunni towns in western and northern Iraq in the past four days.

The fighting has raised concerns about the spread of sectarian clashes in Iraq.

The latest unrest in Iraq began on April 23 after a deadly security crackdown on a camp used by Sunni protesters in the northern town of Hawijah.

Minority Sunnis say that the Shi'ite-led government discriminates against them.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP