In Iraq, pro-government forces close in on Fallujah

May 29, 2016 10:11 PM

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Iraqi pro-government forces surrounded Fallujah on Sunday and took control of almost all entrances to the city, in preparation for the next phase of their week-long effort to seize it back from Islamic State.

Retaking Fallujah is seen as an important step toward rolling back Islamic State’s presence in Anbar, Iraq’s largest province. The offensive has been supported by dozens of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.

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