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Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja – BBC News

Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja – BBC News

Militants from the so-called Islamic State have launched a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja.

A day after troops advanced through the southern suburb of Nuaimiya, scores of IS fighters attacked them, army officers told news agencies.

The army defeated the attackers but suffered casualties, the sources said.

Source: Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja – BBC News