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Iraq Claims Victory in ISIS' Last Urban Stronghold - New York Times

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from the northern city of Hawija, the militants' final urban stronghold in Iraq, three years after they seized control of nearly a third of the country, the Iraqi government said Thursday. Iraq ...and more »

In the span of two weeks: How Iraq's security forces defeated ISIS in Hawija - The Jerusalem Post

The quick defeat of ISIS in one of its last strongholds in Iraq still leaves many disturbing questions in the air. By Seth J. Frantzman. October 5, 2017 14:52. 4 minute read. > Analysis: Why is Iraq's offensive to reclaim Hawija from ISIS important ...and more »

Islamic State driven out of last stronghold in northern Iraq - Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured Islamic State's last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Syrian border as its self-proclaimed “caliphate” shrinks further.and more »

Iraqi forces conquer Hawija, one of Islamic State's last strongholds - The Jerusalem Post

Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, though some fighting still raged in a pocket to the north and east of the town where the militants were surrounded, the military said on Thursday. With the ...and more »

Islamic State forces nearly expelled from its last urban stronghold in Iraq - Chicago Tribune

Iraqi forces have retaken the town of Hawija from the Islamic State, Iraq's prime minister said Thursday, though fighting continued in pockets of the last significant urban territory controlled by the group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the ...and more »

1000 ISIS militants surrender as Iraq retakes key town of Hawija - USA TODAY

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces announced Thursday they have retaken one of the Islamic State's remaining strongholds after about 1,000 militants surrendered amid fresh signs the terror group is collapsing and unable to defend its territory. “They're giving ...and more »

Iraqi military recaptures ISIS' last stronghold in northern Iraq - Business Insider

Thomson Reuters BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, the military said in a statement on Thursday. With the capture of Hawija, the militants' last stronghold in northern Iraq ...and more »

Hawija: Iraqi army says it has recaptured one of last Isis enclaves - The Guardian

If confirmed, capture would mean only area of Iraq that remains under Islamic State control is stretch along Syrian border. Reuters in Baghdad. Thu 5 Oct 2017 07.12 EDT First published on Thu 5 Oct 2017 02.42 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Iraqi forces recapture Hawija from ISIL - euronews

Iraqi forces have recaptured the centre of Hawija, one of the Islamic State group's last strongholds in the country, the military said on Thursday. However, some fighting continued in an area to the north and east of the town where the militants were ...and more »

Iraq forces retake town of Hawija from IS - BBC News

Iraq's prime minister says its military has retaken Hawija, the main town in one of the last two enclaves of so-called Islamic State in the country. Haider al-Abadi told reporters that Hawija had been "liberated" as part of an operation launched two ...and more »