Iraqi spec ops forces enter center of Fallujah

June 17, 2016 12:37 PM

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BAGHDAD — Iraqi special operations forces entered the center of Fallujah city early Friday, taking over a government complex and a neighborhood that served as a base for the Islamic State group militants after intense fighting, a commander said.

Commander Brig. Haidar al-Obeidi, of the special forces, told The Associated Press that his troops are now besieging the nearby central hospital, clashing with IS snipers in adjacent buildings. He said that according to intelligence, the group has set up a command center on the hospital's third floo...

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