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Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 6:55
Hundreds of civilians flee Iraq's Fallujah area
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Hundreds of people fled the Fallujah area yesterday, as forces pressed simultaneous offensives on the Iraqi city and on another of the Islamic State group's key bastions in Syria.

An estimated 50,000 civilians remained trapped in Fallujah city however, as well as twice that number along Syria's border with Turkey as a result of an IS sweep near Aleppo.

The US-led coalition claimed it killed a key IS commander for the Fallujah area, although it was not clear when.

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