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Iraq: Air Force attacks IS positions in Hawija01:05

Iraq: Air Force attacks IS positions in Hawija

Iraq, Hawija
December 30, 2015 at 21:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga fighter jets and helicopters attacked positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) outside Hawija, Wednesday, intensifying operations to retake the northern Iraqi city.

Hawija has become the new epicentre in the fight against IS, after the successful liberation of Ramadi by the Iraqi Army earlier this week. Shia militias joined Peshmerga forces and Iraqi Army troops in the fight against IS around Hawija.

From Tuesday night into Wednesday, US commandos and Kurdish militants raided an IS compound, arresting 25 fighters, including the self-proclaimed "governor" of Hawija, IS leader Ali Khalil. Several militants were killed in the operation, with no casualties reported on the US-Kurdish side.

Iraq: Air Force attacks IS positions in Hawija01:05
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Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga fighter jets and helicopters attacked positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) outside Hawija, Wednesday, intensifying operations to retake the northern Iraqi city.

Hawija has become the new epicentre in the fight against IS, after the successful liberation of Ramadi by the Iraqi Army earlier this week. Shia militias joined Peshmerga forces and Iraqi Army troops in the fight against IS around Hawija.

From Tuesday night into Wednesday, US commandos and Kurdish militants raided an IS compound, arresting 25 fighters, including the self-proclaimed "governor" of Hawija, IS leader Ali Khalil. Several militants were killed in the operation, with no casualties reported on the US-Kurdish side.

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