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IS Conflict: Iraq Declares 'Liberation' of Nineveh Province

IS Conflict: Iraq Declares 'Liberation' of Nineveh Province - BBC News

Iraq's prime minister says Nineveh province has been "fully liberated" from so-called Islamic State, after the district of Tal Afar was recaptured.

Haider al-Abadi's announcement followed the defeat of the jihadist group in the town of Ayadiya, where the militants had fled to from the city of Tal Afar.

It leaves IS in control of just a few urban areas and some barren desert in central and western Iraq.

The group has suffered a string of territorial losses in recent months…

IS militants seized control of much of Nineveh, including the provincial capital of Mosul, in June 2014…

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