IS jihadists pull out of town in Iraq's Anbar: general

 13 Mar 2016 - 14:18

IS jihadists pull out of town in Iraq's Anbar: general
Iraqi government forces and counter-terrorism forces evacuate civilians on March 10, 2016 after retaking the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Anbar province. AFP / MOADH AL-DULAIMI

Baghdad: The Islamic State group on Sunday pulled its fighters out of Rutba, a desert town in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, an army general and the mayor said.

"Daesh (IS) has completely pulled out of Rutba and gone towards Al-Qaim," a major general told AFP, referring to a jihadist bastion on the border with Syria, further north in Anbar.

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