Hawija: Iraqi army says it has recaptured one of last Isis enclaves

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If confirmed, capture would mean only area of Iraq that remains under Islamic State control is stretch along Syrian border

Iraqi forces have captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday, leaving the militant group holed up in pockets of land by the Syrian border, across which its self-proclaimed “caliphate” once stretched.

The town of Hawija and the surrounding areas were captured in an offensive carried out by US-backed Iraqi government troops and Iranian-trained and armed Shia paramilitary groups known as Popular Mobilisation.

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