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Special forces target Islamic State in Hawija, Iraq official says | Reuters

Special forces target Islamic State in Hawija, Iraq official says | Reuters

Foreign special forces have been carrying out raids on an Islamic State stronghold in northern Iraq ahead of an offensive planned later this year to retake Mosul, the largest city under the group’s control, Iraq’s parliamentary speaker said.

Several attacks behind Islamic State lines around Hawija, 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad, were carried out in recent weeks…

 

Source: Special forces target Islamic State in Hawija, Iraq official says | Reuters