Iraqi Army Battles Islamic State Militants Near Fallujah

April 25, 2015 9:09 AM

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Iraqi military authorities say there are fierce clashes northeast of Fallujah between the army and Islamic State militants following an ambush Friday that killed a general and staff officers.

Militants launched a complex ambush involving a bulldozer packed with explosives against a convoy, killing 1st Division commander Brig. Gen. Hassan Abbas Toufan and three staff officers in the Nadhem al-Taqseem region south of Lake Tharthar.

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