Iraqi Forces Seize Air Base From Islamic State Near Hawija 1 234 567

Iraqi Forces Seize Air Base From Islamic State Near Hawija

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Iraqi forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State on Monday, the army said, gaining a strategic foothold in the north of the country as they push towards the town of Hawija.

Iraq launched an offensive on September 21 to dislodge Islamic State from Hawija, which lies west of the oil city of Kirkuk and is one of two areas of the country still under the control of the militant group.

Iraqi army commanders said the Rashad air base, which is around 30 km...

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