Iraq will retake cities from ISIL this year

February 12, 2015 9:22 PM

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U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will be able to retake cities under Islamic State control this year, Iraq's ambassador to the United States said Thursday.

"We are confident that this year will be the determinant year," Ambassador Lukman Faily told USA TODAY's editorial board.

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