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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town of Rawa - statement
November 17, 2017 / 9:43 AM / a month ago

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town of Rawa - statement

BAGHDAD, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Iraq forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, the Iraqi military said in a statement.

Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings,” Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement from the Joint Operations Command. (Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein, editing by Larry King)

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