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Iraq fighting Kurdish 'White Flags' group in north

Iraq is launching a final push to clean up the border region from remnants of ISIL.

by Osama Bin Javaid

Iraqi forces say they're making advances in their operation to secure northern areas near the border with Iran.

They are fighting a mainly Kurdish group called the White Banners or White Flags who are believed to be allied with ISIL.

The area is a proposed truck route for oil deliveries between Iran and Iraq.

 

Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports.


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