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Iraqi army radio takes aim at IS

The Iraqi army in Ninevah province has been operating a radio station in the area, with the aim of demonizing the Islamic State among the residents.

MAKHMOUR, Iraq — At noon on a hot summer's day inside a small makeshift radio studio at the Iraqi army’s Division 15 camp, Deputy Sgt. Fanar Khalid read out several messages from a piece of paper fixed to a copyholder.

“To our dear people in Ninevah, the end of terrorist Daesh is close,” Khalid said confidently, referring to the Islamic State (IS) by its derogatory Arabic acronym.

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