Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS-held town

Iraqi forces say they have taken the northern edge of the Islamic State group held town of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, after hundreds of roadside bombs littering the surrounding area slowed progress for days. Bombs planted by IS in fields and along main roads leading in and out of Hit repeatedly brought convoys of Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces to a standstill Sunday as they moved to encircle the area. The U.S.-led coalition said Iraqi forces are in Hit’s outskirts and are still working to surround the town.



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