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Iraqi Forces Push to Finish Recapture of Tikrit

Iraqi forces continued battling Islamic State fighters in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday in a bid to finish their weeks-long effort to retake the area that the militants have controlled since June. Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban said the Iraqi troops were working to clear the last remaining pockets of militants. That assessment came a day after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the Iraqi forces on what he called a "historic milestone." A...

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