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041545Z OCT 17


The only other territory held by IS is in western Iraq along its border with Syria.

New Hampshire Union Leader:

Iraqi forces on Wednesday launched the final assault to capture the town of Hawija, one of two pockets of territory still under control of Islamic State in Iraq, the country’s military said in a statement.

Iraqi forces began moving on Hawija two days after capturing the Rashad air base, located 20 miles to the south and used by the militants as a training camp and logistics site.

Iraq launched an offensive on September 21 to dislodge Islamic State from Hawija, which lies west of the oil city of Kirkuk and north of Baghdad.


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Hawija, Kirkuk Governorate is in the middle of the map below.

46.6° N
21.3° E
66.3° E
24.1° N


Hawija, Kirkuk Governorate, Iraq

Iraq (IQ) is estimated to have a population of 36.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 3.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 6.5 million.