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UN: Iraqi Forces Making Progress Against IS

The United Nations' top official in Iraq said Wednesday that Iraq’s security forces are making slow but deliberate progress against self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) fighters who control large swaths of that country’s territory.   Jan Kubis told the U.N. Security Council that since mid-July, the security forces and Shi'ite militias, supported by international coalition airstrikes, have pushed back IS fighters from towns and villages, and significantly, liberated the...

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