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Iraq launches offensive on IS group by Syrian border

© Haidar Hamdani, AFP | Masked members of the paramilitary Imam Ali Division march with machine guns in a parade in the holy shrine city of Najaf in central Iraq.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-09-16

Iraqi armed forces said on Saturday they had started an offensive to dislodge Islamic State from an area on the border with Syria south of the Euphrates river.

The offensive in the Akashat region, which has natural gas reserves, is meant to pave the way for the seizure of militant-held towns in the Euphrates river valley, including the border post of al-Qaim, military statements said.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2017-09-16

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