Iraqi government launches military operation to recapture towns

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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 9:42 PM

(Reuters) - The Iraqi government launched an offensive early on Thursday to recapture from Islamic State the western Iraqi towns of Rawa and al-Qaim close to the Syrian border, al-Arabiya television reported.

According to al-Arabiya the offensive was launched from three sides and both the international coalition and the Sunni tribes were assisting the joint operations forces in the attack.

(Reporting by Hesham Hajali in Cairo; Editing by Sandra Maler)