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Iraqi military captures Hawija from Islamic State

BAGHDAD, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, the military said in a statement on Thursday.

With the capture of Hawija, the militants’ last stronghold in northern Iraq, the only area that remains under control of Islamic State is a stretch alongside Iraq’s western border with Syria. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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