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ISIL pounded as Iraqi and Kurd forces advance

Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:31
Peshmerga and Iraqi forces say they have retaken key areas in Iraq's north and south, supported by 22 US air strikes. Peshmerga and Iraqi forces say they have retaken key areas in Iraq's north and south, supported by 22 US air strikes.

ALJAZEERA - Ground offensives by the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces, backed by a barrage of US air raids, have forced ISIL fighters from several key towns in the north and south of Iraq, officials say.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces said on Saturday they had recaptured several towns and villages held by ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in northern Iraq, while Iraqi government forces claimed to have retaken the town of Jurf al-Sakhr, 50km to the south of Baghdad.

The ground forces were backed by 22 air strikes by US-led forces over Friday and Saturday, the US central command said, which targeted ISIL forces in Mosul in the north, Fallujah in the western Anbar province, and the oil-rich area around Baiji.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/isil-pounded-as-iraqi-kurd-forces-advance-20141025121720116346.html

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