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Iraq Presses Offensive Against IS to Reclaim Tikrit

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi forces and pro-government fighters to protect civilians as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group to reclaim the strategic city of Tikrit. The group said Wednesday that is has documented multiple instances of those forces committing abuses after retaking other towns in Iraq, and stressed the need for all sides to make sure civilians are able to leave combat zones. "The warring parties throughout Iraq need to protect civilians...

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