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Iraq forces retake IS bastion Hawija

Balad - Iraqi forces retook one of the Islamic State group's last two enclaves in the country on Thursday, overrunning the longtime insurgent bastion of Hawija after a two-week offensive.

Iraq forces push into IS bastion of Hawija: commander

Balad - Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State group bastion of Hawija on Wednesday, stepping up their assault against one the jihadists' last enclaves in the country, the operation's commander said.

12,500 flee Iraq fighting in IS-held Hawija: UN

Geneva - An estimated 12,500 people have fled the northern Iraqi town of Hawija since the September launch of a military operation to dislodge the Islamic State group, the UN said Tuesday.

Iraq forces launch assault to retake IS-held areas near Hawija

Baghdad - Iraqi forces on Monday launched an attack against jihadist-held areas southeast of the Islamic State group's bastion of Hawija, the operations commander said.

Iraq forces attack IS-held town of Hawija

Baghdad - Iraqi forces Friday launched an assault on the northern town of Hawija, one of the last bastions in the country still held by the Islamic State group, which is also under attack in neighbouring Syria.

Iraq forces launch attack on IS-held town of Hawija

Baghdad - Iraqi forces on Friday launched an assault on the northern town of Hawija, one of the last bastions in the country still held by the Islamic State group, which is also under attack in neighbouring Syria.

Rights watchdog condemns abuse in Iraq's anti-IS hunt

Birut - Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned abuse by paramilitary units fighting alongside Iraqi security forces to expel Islamic State group jihadists from their last redoubts in the country.

Iraq brings all remaining IS territory under attack

Baghdad - Iraq brought all of its territory still held by the Islamic State group under attack Thursday, throwing the jihadists on the defensive across their self-proclaimed "caliphate" extending into neighbouring Syria.
 

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