Dangerous Places

Islamic State battles Iraqi forces near Samarra

“The Islamic State and Iraqi Shiite militias have engaged in heavy fighting near the historic city of Samarra in central Iraq. Islamic State jihadists gained control of some areas west of Samarra after Iraqi forces withdrew, claimed a Shiite militia loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al Sadr.”

Source: Islamic State battles Iraqi forces near Samarra | The Long War Journal

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