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ISIS captures Rutba in 48-hour battle

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 0:56
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 25, 2016, 10:37 AM (IDT)

The Islamic State Tuesday completed its capture of Rutba, a western Iraqi town of 20,000 inhabitants 200 km from the Jordanian border. Arab media describe how bomb cars driven by jihadist suicide killers were blown up among groups of Iraqi soldiers causing many casualties.
See the DEBKAfile special rundown of the ISIS counteroffensive in western and northern Iraq.

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