Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Iraq+retakes+IS+stronghold+of+Hawija
Thursday, 05 October 2017 - 12:59
Iraq retakes IS stronghold of Hawija
2,547

Views

Iraqi forces say they have recaptured the centre of the town of Hawija, one of the last enclaves of so-called Islamic State (IS) in the country.

Hawija, where tens of thousands of civilians live, has been under the militant group's control since 2014.

Once the surrounding area falls, IS will be left controlling only a stretch of land along the border with Syria.

On Wednesday (04), the Iraqi army said it had killed 196 IS militants and recaptured 98 villages around Hawija.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
704 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,711 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
5,397 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
10,935 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
111 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
38,926 Views
Top