AP PHOTOS: Iraqi special forces share treasured possessions

June 26, 2016 12:23 PM

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AP PHOTOS: Iraqi special forces share treasured possessions

FALLUJAH, Iraq – Sgt. Ahmed Abdelaziz, with Iraq's special forces, has been almost continually deployed fighting the Islamic State group ever since the militants overran nearly a third of Iraq in the summer of 2014. Now he's on the front lines of Fallujah, a city declared "fully liberated" on Sunday by the commander leading the fight against IS. Abdelaziz has with him what he always brings into battle: a photo of his brother.

It's not a smiling family portrait. It is a picture on his mobile phone of his brother Saad's body among hundreds killed in a massacre carried out by the jihadis after they captured the military's Camp Speicher base in 2014. At the time, IS fighters killed more than 1,000 captured soldiers at the ba...

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