Iraqi government forces evacuate civilians on March 10, 2016 after retaking the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, from ISIS in Anbar province. / AFP / MOADH AL-DULAIMI
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Iraqi forces have launched a broad offensive to retake the city of Hit from ISIS in the western province of Anbar, a top commander said Saturday.Led by the elite Counter-Terrorism Service, forces from the police, army and local tribal fighters were making a final push to retake Hit, 145 kilometers (90 miles) west of Baghdad. Iraq's security forces launched a final push against ISIS in Anbar's provincial capital Ramadi late last year and established full control over the city last month.ISIS still controls vast areas of Anbar province near the borders with Jordan and Syria, as well as the city of Fallujah, which is only 50 kilometers from Baghdad.
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