Islamic State: Militants 'pushed back' in Iraq

October 25, 2014 5:20 PM

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Islamic State: Militants 'pushed back' in Iraq

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have recaptured the town of Zumar from Islamic State militants.

Further south, Iraqi security forces say they are pushing back IS in Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad, in a battle to secure a route used by Shia pilgrims.

Also read: IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

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