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Iraq continues to kill, capture IS members as effectiveness questioned

Iraqi security forces have captured and killed a number of key Islamic State facilitators and others in the past month amid a US mission transition and concerns over coordination.
Officers of the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State stand outside the Joint Operations Center in the Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 9, 2021.

ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Iraqi security forces continued their operations against Islamic State (IS) cells and sources of funding in December with a number of captures and killings as the US "combat mission" against IS in the country drew to an end.

The US combat mission is due to officially end Dec. 31. Military advisers will remain in Iraq on bases in Anbar, Erbil and Baghdad.

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