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Iraq forces push into IS bastion of Hawija: commander

AFP  |  Hawijah 

Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State group bastion of today, stepping up their assault against one the jihadists' last enclaves in the country, the operation's said.

"With God's help, the army, the federal police and the rapid response force began a major operation on Wednesday to liberate the centre of and the neighbouring town of Riyadh," Lieutenant General said in a statement.

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 13:48 IST