Q&A: Col. Ryan Dillon, anti-IS coalition spokesperson

The Hawija offensive is nearly complete, causing some Iraqi leaders to declare victory - but there is still fighting to be done.
Q&A: Col. Ryan Dillon, anti-IS coalition spokesperson
Col. Ryan Dillon (Photo credit: CJTF-OIR)

Iraqi security forces are continuing to battle militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in the Hawija district of Kirkuk province.

The final stage of the offensive is close enough to completion that Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared Hawija to be liberated Thursday in a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

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