Iraqi security forces recapture large sections of Dhuluiya town

December 29, 2014 7:41 PM

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BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias took control of large parts of the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad on Monday from Islamic State fighters, police and army sources said.

The assault, which began on Sunday and ran into Monday, enabled militia fighters and Iraqi army and federal police to break the militants’ siege of the town 70 km (45 miles) north of Baghdad.

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