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Hundreds of ISIS fighters ‘trying to cross into Iraq from Syria’

The National reports:

Hundreds of ISIS fighters are trying to cross into Iraq from Syria, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, following a recent visit to the headquarters of the Joint Special Operations Command.

Less than a month after assuming office the newly-appointed prime minister is dealing with the legacy of Iraq's war against ISIS in the form of insurgent attacks and returning fighters.

According to Mr Abdul Mahdi the extremists are gearing up to recapture territory they lost to the Iraqi military during the latter's three-year battle against the extremist group.

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