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Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State
Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday. Kurdish troops known as peshmerga overran Rabia, a border town facing Syria that had been in the hands of Islamic State militants, the Kurds said. "We are leaving their bodies behind and picking up their abandoned weapons," a peshmerga commander, Ahmad Mohamad, told the Kurdish news site Rudaw. The capture of Rabia constrains the cross-border mobility of the Al Qaeda offshoot group, also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which has declared a "caliphate"...

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