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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The militants of the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" organization have released the representatives of the Turkish consulate in Mosul, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported on June 12.
The hostages are being handed over, according to the newspaper. All hostages will be transported to Turkey during the day.
The representatives of the Turkish consulate in Mosul have recently failed to leave the city, which is currently controlled by militants. Afterwards, the Turkish government announced that the consulate was attacked. Some 48 representatives of the diplomatic mission are held hostage by the militants of the terrorist groups.
As previously reported, the militants of the terrorist organization known as the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) have taken the control of Mosul, the second most populous city of Iraq.
The situation in northern Iraq sharply escalated last week, as nearly 60 people were killed as a result of numerous clashes between the Iraqi security forces and militants near the city of Mosul.
The 'Islamic state' has had control of the western part of Mosul for the last several days. It attacked and captured the governor's residence building on June 9.
Additionally, it was reported that the ISIL militants, who previously captured the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, also plan to seize Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.