Middle East

Over 1,100 Iraqi troops wounded in Fallujah op

Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Friday, June 3, 2016. The battle for Fallujah, now two weeks old, is shaping up unlike others in the Iraqi military's town-by-town war with the Islamic State group: Airstrikes have been sparingly employed, potentially violent Shiite militias have so far been kept to the perimeter, and the initial advance on the symbolically important town has been slow. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 04, 2016, on page 8.

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