Iraqi government and counter-terrorism forces arrest men suspected of belonging to ISIS on March 10, 2016 following an operation to retake the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, in Anbar province, from ISIS. / AFP / MOADH AL-DULAIMI
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ISIS Sunday pulled its fighters out of Al-Rutbah, a desert town in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, an army general and the mayor said.The mayor of the isolated town, which lies about 390 kilometers (245 miles) west of Baghdad on the road to Jordan, confirmed that ISIS had withdrawn.After launching a final push against ISIS in the provincial capital Ramadi late last year, Iraq's security forces established full control over the city last month.Raja Barakat, a member of Anbar provincial council's security committee, confirmed Al-Rutbah pullout and said ISIS had also been pulling some of its forces from Hit.
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