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A Sniper In Iraq’s Golden Division Remembers His Fallen Comrade | VICE News

A Sniper In Iraq’s Golden Division Remembers His Fallen Comrade | VICE News

In 2014, Islamic State militants swept into Western Iraq’s Anbar Province, overrunning Iraqi security forces, enslaving minorities, and causing thousands to flee for their lives.

The jihadist group captured Iraq’s largest city, Mosul, and the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, where hundreds of US troops died fighting the Islamic State’s predecessor.

Now, two years later, the Iraqi security forces, with help from Iranian-supported Shiite militias and US military advisors and warplanes, are fighting to take back towns and cities in Anbar, one battle at a time.

Source: A Sniper In Iraq’s Golden Division Remembers His Fallen Comrade | VICE News