Iraqi military captures Hawija from Islamic State

The only area remaning under control of Islamic State now is a stretch alongside Iraq's western border with Syria


Reuters October 05, 2017
Iraqi soldiers gather to go battle against Islamic State militants south of Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/Stringer

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, the military said in a statement on Thursday.

Iraq forces launch attack on IS-held town of Hawija

With the capture of Hawija, the militants' last stronghold
in northern Iraq, the only area that remains under control of
Islamic State is a stretch alongside Iraq's western border with
Syria.

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