Iraqi forces retake large parts of town from IS

February 14, 2015 1:35 PM

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Iraqi security forces and allied militiamen fought Islamic State (IS) militants and recaptured large parts of a town located near the major air base of Ain al-Asad which houses hundreds of US troops in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said Saturday.

The security forces and Sunni tribesmen backed by US and Iraqi aircraft launched an offensive in the early morning hours on the town of al-Baghdadi, some 200 km northwest of Iraq's capital Baghdad, and seized the central part of the town, including the town hall and its police station, after hours o...

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