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Iraqi Forces Eye Shirqat, One of the Last Steps Before Mosul

By Fadhil al-Samarraie HAJJAJ, Iraq, July 31 – Thousands are fleeing a northern Iraqi town controlled by Daesh before a planned government assault there that would be a major step towards retaking the militant stronghold of Mosul, 100 km (60 miles) further north. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has pledged to recapture Mosul, the ultra-hardline group’s

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