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25 October 2014, 22:12

Iraqi security forces retook most of town near Baghdad from IS

Iraqi security forces have retaken most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State militants, the biggest gains in months of fighting for the strategic area, Dailystar reported referring to senior local officials. Full control of the town could allow Iraqi authorities to prevent the insurgents from edging closer to the capital and maintaining connections to their strongholds in western Anbar province as well as infiltrating the south. "We have managed to push out Islamic...