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Iraq prepares for fresh anti ISIL push

Mina Aldroubi writes for The National:

Iraqi forces announced on Sunday the launch of new operations to liberate three provinces from ISIL. News of the offensive comes just two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremists.

In an attempt to avoid a return to its previous form, military operations are set to target insurgent cells in eastern Kirkuk, the multi-ethnic town of Tuz Khurmato and the provinces of Diyala and Anbar.

General Abul Amir Yarallah said “it is vital to maintain security in eastern Kirkuk and in Tuz Khurmatu to ensure that displaced people are returned home safely.”

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