Kurdish forces try to recapture Islamic State-held towns
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[August 22, 2014]
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government
forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters attempted on Friday to recapture
two towns in the north from Islamic State militants, security sources
The Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. airpower, took one district
near the eastern entrance to Jalawla, 115 km (70 miles) northeast on
Baghdad, the site of weeks of clashes, the sources said.
Iraqi troops supported by Iraqi fighter planes were advancing
towards the nearby town of Saadiya, the security sources said. Both
towns are near the Iranian border and the semi-autonomous Kurdish
(Repoting by Raheem Salman; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by
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