Iraq

Iraq kicks off military operation to liberate Anbar

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Iraq says it has started a long-awaited large-scale military operation to force ISIL Takfiri militants out of the western Anbar province. ISIL seized large parts of Anbar in early 2014 and captured its capital Ramadi in May. Officials say the operation, backed by Shia and Sunni pro-government fighters, started at dawn Monday.

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