Iraq Forces Claim Recapture Of IS-Held Areas Near Hawija

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Published on October 3, 2017 by fahmidah

Iraqi forces on Monday seized a strategic jihadist-held area southeast of the Islamic State group s bastion of Hawija, a senior commander said.

Government forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi, an alliance mostly of Shiite militias, are fighting to retake the northern town of Hawija after expelling IS from large parts of the territory they seized in Iraq in 2014.

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