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Iraqi Army Closes in on Daesh Militants Holed Up West of Falluja

By Thaier al-Sudani and Ahmed Rasheed FALLUJA, Iraq, June 27 – Iraq’s army sought on Monday to eliminate Daesh militants holed up in farmland west of Falluja to keep them from launching a counterattack on the city a day after Baghdad declared victory over Daesh there. Backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition, Iraqi artillery bombarded

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