120107Z OCT 17


The town of Hit was captured by IS in October 2014 and retaken by the Iraqi army in 2016. The article lists it as being 160 kilometers (100 miles) behind the front line.

Fox News:

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber has struck a cafe in the western city of Hit, killing 11 people.

The city’s security bureau says 15 other people were wounded in Wednesday’s blast, and that the victims are all civilians. It says emergency services and security forces are at the scene. The city is located in the sprawling Anbar province.


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Hit, Al-Anbar Province is in the middle of the map below.

44.9° N
20.3° E
65.3° E
22.4° N


Hit, Al-Anbar Province, 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.