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01-05-2017, 10:30 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-forces-launch-operation-retake-western-area-072009836.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/rY6iq3_NAHZxTgs4T__Azg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/dae6d44934669a2dcc8fc5d80905fac21224b612.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="In 2016, Iraqi forces retook large parts of the vast province of Anbar, including its capital Ramadi and the city of Fallujah" align="left" title="In 2016, Iraqi forces retook large parts of the vast province of Anbar, including its capital Ramadi and the city of Fallujah" border="0" /></a>Iraqi forces launched an offensive against the Islamic State group near the Syrian border Thursday, piling further pressure on the jihadists&#039; crumbling "caliphate". Baghdad and its allies also turned up the heat on IS in its last remaining Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, where the US-led coalition said it had doubled the number of its advisors. "A military operation has begun in the western areas of Anbar (province) to liberate them from Daesh," said Lieutenant General Qassem Mohammedi, head of Jazeera Operations Command, using an Arabic acronym for IS.</p><br clear="all"/>

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