Islamic State crisis: Iraqi army drives IS from key town

March 7, 2015 12:52 AM

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Islamic State crisis: Iraqi army drives IS from key town

Iraqi forces have pushed Islamic State (IS) fighters out of the western town of al-Baghdadi, the US military says.

The town, which was taken over by IS last month, is about 8km (5 miles) from a base housing hundreds of US troops who are training Iraqi soldiers.

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