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Iraqi ministry of defense video shows an aerial view of airstrikes purportedly targeting suspected Islamic State (IS) group ...
outposts. (Aug. 9)
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SHOTLIST:IRAQ MINISTRY OF DEFENSE HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYHaditha/Fallujah, Iraq - Exact date not provided ++IRAQI MINISTRY OF DEFENSE DID NOT INDICATE WHICH RAID WAS AT WHICH LOCATION++++AP TELEVISION CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE DATE AND AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL. CLIENTS PLEASE NOT THE VIDEO WAS EDITED AT SOURCE++1. Various of what are purported to be airstrikes on suspected Islamic State (IS) group outpostsSTORYLINE:The Iraqi military on Saturday released footage of alleged air raids in Anbar province, saying the pictures showed airstrikes on positions held by the Islamic State group in Haditha and Fallujah.The group has established its idea of an Islamic state in the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria, imposing its harsh interpretation of Islamic law.Iraqi government forces, Kurds and allied Sunni tribal militiamen have been struggling to dislodge the Islamic State militants and its Sunni allies with little apparent success.Earlier this year, the group's fighters captured the city of Fallujah, seizing the nearby Fallujah Dam on the Euphrates River.The extremist group's capture of a string of towns and villages in the north has sent minority communities fleeing for their lives.