A town north of Baghdad is surrounded by ISIS, but the residents decided to fight them off instead of flee

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BAGHDAD — As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay and fight. The wheat and barley farmers took up arms,…