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Islamic State uses hit-and-run tactics in Iraq

Islamic State cells continue to target Sunni areas while armed groups thought to be close to Iran step up attacks on facilities hosting international coalition forces.
This photo taken during a press tour organized by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the Islamic State shows US soldiers clearing rubble at Ain al-Asad military air base, Anbar province, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020.

Islamic State (IS) remnants continue to make their presence known in mostly Sunni-majority areas in Iraq, including an attack earlier this month on fishermen near the Haditha Dam, not far from the town of the same name that was under siege for over a year during the battle against IS.

Iraq officially declared victory against IS in December 2017, after the last urban center in the country — Rawa in western Anbar — had been retaken from the international terrorist group the previous month.

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