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Peshmerga Struggle to Seize Last IS-held Town in Iraqi Kurdistan

Shortly after 2 p.m. local time Monday, the Iraqi Kurdish news agency Rudaw flashed on its website, "Bashiqa is liberated; Peshmerga in full control." That seemed wildly inaccurate. From where I stood a couple of kilometers away from one of three frontlines, sniper rounds fired by Islamic State militants whizzed close by, forcing embedded media to retreat. It didn't look like the jihadists had been subdued in the last major town they hold in Iraqi...

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