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Kurdish Forces Seize 11 Villages from IS in Push Towards Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, have captured a vast territory southeast of Mosul in recent days during an operation against the Islamic State (IS) militants. Peshmerga officials said on Monday that 11 villages occupied mostly by the Shabak religious minority have been secured. Clouds of smoke could be seen rising in the area as fighting continued. “Around 150 square kilometers of land was liberated, and the enemy forces were heavily defeated,”...

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