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Iraqi Forces Clash with Islamic State Fighters West of Baghdad

Iraqi Forces Clash with Islamic State Fighters West of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group’s progress.

The sources added that around 400 fighters amassed in the nearby towns of Fallujah and Karma the day before, piling pressure on the capital’s western flank.

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