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Iraqi troops probe retaken Falluja suburbs, wary of IS traps

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 00:47

Iraqi forces are advancing through Islamic State's stronghold of Falluja, just 50 kilometers (32 miles) west of Baghdad, but are on constant alert for any booby traps left behind by the enemy. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Iraqi troops found Falluja's Shuhada neighborhood in ruins. Now they're going door-to-door, inspecting the abandoned homes for possible traps set by Islamic State. The push into the neighborhood represents yet another step in the mission to remove IS from Falluja. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FIRST REGIMENT COUNTER-TERRORISM FORCES, CAPTAIN AHMED, SAYING: "God willing, in the coming few days, we will free Falluja and will ask all the displaced families, who were oppressed by IS, to go back to their homes." Iraqi forces began their offensive against Falluja in May. They encircled the city last week, and, as with Shuhada, are planning to take the city one neighborhood at a time.

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Iraqi troops probe retaken Falluja suburbs, wary of IS traps

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 00:47