Iraqi forces fighting their way into Fallujah repel 4-hour attack by ISIS

May 31, 2016 11:53 AM

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Iraqi forces fighting their way into Fallujah repel 4-hour attack by ISIS

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq – Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

Also Tuesday, a leading aid group raised alarm over the unfolding "human catastrophe" in Fallujah, where an estimated 50,000 people remain trapped as the fight intensifies and renewed calls on warring parties to open up safe corridors for civilians to flee.

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