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Iraqi forces in final assault to take Hawijah from Daesh

Iraqi forces and fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) advance towards the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Hawija on October 4, 2017, during an operation to recapture the town from the jihadists. / AFP / Ahmad al-Rubaye

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 05, 2017, on page 8.

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