ISIS launches attack on US at Iraq

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Iraq: Islamic State militants have launched an attack on a town in Iraq’s Anbar province. The town is located close to an airbase that is home to some 300 US marines.

The militants attacked the town of al-Baghdadi, 5km  from the Ain al-Asad base, where the US forces are training Iraqi troops.

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Heavy fighting was reported around the town, west of Anbar’s capital, Ramadi.The US is spearheading an air campaign against the militants, who seized large parts of Iraq and Syria last year.The US military says its aircraft carried out several strikes on IS positions in Iraq on Thursday, mostly concentrated around the Iraqi towns of Mosul and Kirkuk.

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