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Iraq forces push into ISIS bastion Hawija

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The town of Hawija is among the final holdouts from the territory seized by ISIS in 2014 and its recapture would leave only a handful of remote outposts in ISIS hands

HAWIJA, Iraq (Oct. 4, 2017) — Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State (ISIS) group stronghold of Hawija on Wednesday, October 4, commanders said, stepping up their assault against one of the jihadists’ last enclaves in the country. Continue reading Iraq forces push into ISIS bastion Hawija

Iraqi forces advance towards heart of ISIS-held bastion

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BATTLE VS ISIS. A fighter from the Hashed Al-Shaabi walks inside al-Nour neighborhood in Tal Afar, the main remaining stronghold of the Islamic State, on August 23, 2017. Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

The United Nations says ‘thousands of civilians’ have fled Tal Afar, but around 30,000 remain trapped

TAL AFAR, Iraq (Aug. 24, 2017) — Iraqi forces on Wednesday, August 23, recaptured several districts and advanced towards the center of Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State group’s last strongholds in the country, as aid workers braced for an exodus of civilians fleeing the fighting. Continue reading Iraqi forces advance towards heart of ISIS-held bastion