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Iraqi security forces backed by Shi’ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town. Army officers said troops backed by militias defeated fighters from the Islamic State (IS) to the east of the town. Fighting continued to the north in several villages. Adel al-Bayati said “Security forces and militia fighters are inside Amerli now after breaking the siege and that will definitely relieve the suffering of residents.”



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