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Iraq forces retake IS bastion Hawija

1 year, 14 days ago
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces retook one of the Islamic State group's last two enclaves in the country on Thursday, overrunning the longtime insurgent bastion of Hawija after a two-week offensive. IS once held one-third of Iraqi territory but it…

Iraq brings all of remaining IS territory under attack

1 year, 28 days ago
BAGHDAD: Iraq brought all of its territory still held by the Islamic State group under attack Thursday, announcing an assault on the second of two remaining jihadist enclaves. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the attack on the…