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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 »

Iraqi forces say they've recaptured Hawija city center from ISIS - CNN

(CNN) Iraqi forces said Thursday they had retaken the city center of Hawija, one of the last major ISIS strongholds in Iraq. It was not immediately clear how much of Hawija remained under ISIS control. Operations were continuing, Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir ...and more »

Islamic State nearly expelled from its last urban stronghold in Iraq - Washington Post

DIBIS, Iraq — Iraqi forces have reclaimed the town of Hawijah from the Islamic State, Iraq's prime minister said Thursday, though fighting continued in pockets of the last significant urban territory controlled by the militant group. Prime Minister ...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. The town of Hawija ...and more »

US, Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq - Department of Defense

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Oct. 5, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 37 strikes consisting of 47 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...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 »

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 Security Forces Liberate Hawija From ISIS Control - Department of Defense

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Oct. 5, 2017 — Iraqi security forces have completed a "swift and decisive" victory in liberating the city of Hawija from the grasp of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...and more »

UN Warns of Intensified Fighting in Hawija, Anbar - Voice of America

The United Nations has warned that many innocent lives could be endangered in the coming days as the Iraqi army and its allied Shi'ite militias continue to press for the last pockets of Islamic State in Hawija and Anbar. "More people are expected to be ...and more »

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

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, the only area that ...and more »