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Iraq PM announces re-capture of al-Qaim from IS

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Baghdad: Iraqi armed forces have re-captured the district of al-Qaim on the border with Syria, driving out the Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

Haider al-Abadi congratulated the army on Friday for seizing the district in such a short time, Efe news reported.

al-Qaim's liberation from the IS was part of a larger offensive which began on October 26.

Located in Anbar province, al-Qaim was the most important population centre in Iraq to remain under IS control.

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