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Iraqi forces seize base from Islamic State

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run and cover themselves from a bomb attack outside of Hawija. Iraqi forces and Shi�ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State on Monday, the army said, gaining a strategic foothold in the north of the country as they push toward the town of Hawija.


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run and cover themselves from a bomb attack outside of Hawija. Iraqi forces and Shi�ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State on Monday, the army said, gaining a strategic foothold in the north of...more

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces run and cover themselves from a bomb attack outside of Hawija. Iraqi forces and Shi�ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State on Monday, the army said, gaining a strategic foothold in the north of the country as they push toward the town of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Iraqi soldier is seen outside of Hawija, Iraq. 


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An Iraqi soldier is seen outside of Hawija, Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer

An Iraqi soldier is seen outside of Hawija, Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer
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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members look at the smoke from clashes outside of Hawija. 


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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members look at the smoke from clashes outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members look at the smoke from clashes outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. 

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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija, Iraq, September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather, as smoke rises from clashes behind them, outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather, as smoke rises from clashes behind them, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather, as smoke rises from clashes behind them, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces member is seen outside of Hawija. 


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A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces member is seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

A Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces member is seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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A black sign belonging to Islamic State militants is seen on the road in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. 

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A black sign belonging to Islamic State militants is seen on the road in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

A black sign belonging to Islamic State militants is seen on the road in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Tanks of Iraqi army forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. 


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Tanks of Iraqi army forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Tanks of Iraqi army forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. 


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Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi children from the village pose on the outskirts of Hawija. 


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Iraqi children from the village pose on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi children from the village pose on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTRS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTRS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces members are seen carrying their weapons, outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija. 


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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a vehicle on the outskirts of Hawija. 



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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a vehicle on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces ride in a vehicle on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Iraqi civilian carries a white flag next to Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces on the outskirts of Hawija. 


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An Iraqi civilian carries a white flag next to Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

An Iraqi civilian carries a white flag next to Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Military vehicles of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. 

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Military vehicles of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Military vehicles of Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces are seen on the outskirts of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members are seen outside of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces fire a rocket towards Islamic State militants in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. 



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Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces fire a rocket towards Islamic State militants in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces fire a rocket towards Islamic State militants in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi army members and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces gather in Al-Al-Fateha military airport south of Hawija. REUTERS/Stringer
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