In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki struck an optimistic tone and vowed to teach the attackers a "lesson."
Gordon interview June 16, 2014
Sunni militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar early on Monday, its mayor and residents said, the latest blow to the Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country's north.
The al-Qaida-inspired group already captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week, including Tikrit, which was once controlled by U.S. troops who have since pulled out.
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