Saturday, 11 November 2017

Iraq forces begins fight for final IS-held town, Rawa

Iraqi forces have launched an offensive to recapture Rawa, the last town controlled by so-called Islamic State.

The town, and a few small parcels of land, are all that remains under the militants' control in Iraq, after the larger town of al-Qaim fell last week.

The group's last urban stronghold in Syria, Albu Kamal, fell afterwards.

Retaking Rawa in the offensive, which began on Saturday, would leave the jihadist group on the verge of complete defeat in Iraq.

BBC      News.

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