Kurds backed by coalition air strikes claw back territory claimed by Islamic State militants

September 30, 2014 3:03 PM

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Kurds backed by coalition air strikes claw back territory claimed by Islamic State militants

Kurdish peshmerga troops backed by warplanes have made advances against the Islamic State (IS) group on three fronts in northern Iraq, reclaiming land they lost to the jihadists in recent months.

A senior source in the peshmerga said forces had entered the town of Rabia on the Syrian border, north of Iraq's jihadist-controlled second largest city of Mosul.

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