Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain men suspected of being Daesh militants southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 9, 2017. (REUTERS/Ako Rasheed)
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Several hundred suspected Daesh (ISIS) fighters surrendered last week to Kurdish authorities after the militant group lost its last stronghold in northern Iraq, a security official said Tuesday.The suspects were part of a group of men who fled toward Kurdish-held lines when Iraqi forces captured the Daesh base in Hawija, the Kurdish official told Reuters, asking not to be identified. Daesh's cross-border "caliphate" effectively collapsed in July, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces captured Mosul, the group's de facto capital in Iraq, in a nine-month battle.
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