In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016 photo, soldiers help civilians flee their houses after clashes between Iraqi Security forces and ISIS extremists at a village outside Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Osama Sami)
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Iraqi forces retook a town from ISIS in Anbar province Thursday and evacuated 10,000 civilians as they advanced up the Euphrates valley, a security spokesman said.The rural area around 125 kilometers (80 miles) west of Baghdad is on the way to Hit, a town which Iraqi forces have declared as their next target.The city of Fallujah, 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Baghdad, is almost completely surrounded by a mix of Iraqi forces.Federal forces are also pushing down from Salaheddin province towards Haditha, a city in western Anbar which ISIS never took but has attacked relentlessly since 2014 .
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