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Iraqi forces prepare for battle of Hawija

Fighters from the Iraqi pro-government forces take position during an operation to retake the town of al-Bashir, near Kirkuk, from the Daesh, on April 30, 2016. (AFP)

Ali Musawi
Press TV, Kirkuk

The city of Hawija in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk is one of the last remaining strongholds heldby the Daesh Takfiri terrorists. But it is not likely to remain so for long as the Iraqi army and volunteer forces are getting ready for a major operation to liberate the city and its surrounding areas.


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