Iraqi government forces gather on the highway between the city of Ramadi and the town of Al-Rutbah as they prepare to take part in an operation.
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A U.S. airstrike killed two "high-value" Daesh (ISIS) fighters in Iraq, while separately Iraqi security forces have started clearing militants from the town of Al-Rutbah, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday.Warren said about 1,000 Iraqi troops had spent weeks preparing to retake the town.About 200 Daesh fighters had been holding Al-Rutbah, but they put up scant resistance.Despite the attacks, the military did not assess more troops were needed to protect U.S. facilities.
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