Iraqi troops take two towns from IS

November 25, 2014 12:58 AM

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Iraqi troops take two towns from IS

BAGHDAD: Iraqi troops backed by Shia militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State group militants after fierce clashes, officials said on Monday.

Police in Diyala province said Iraqi forces entered the towns of Saadiya and Jalula late on Sunday after heavy fighting with the extremist group, which controls territory in Iraq and Syria.

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