Islamic State Expelled From Iraqi Town Al-Baghdadi, Says US

March 7, 2015 7:46 AM

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Islamic State Expelled From Iraqi Town Al-Baghdadi, Says US

Washington: Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militia have retaken the town of Al-Baghdadi, from where jihadists had threatened to attack an air-base housing US troops, the US military said on Friday.

Fighters from the Islamic State group had taken Al-Baghdadi, a small town on the Euphrates River in western Iraq, in February, posing a threat to a nearby base where American forces train their Iraqi counterparts.

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