Iraqi forces in battle for strategic town

Ameriya, in Anbar, a top priority for military as its fall would give ISIL fighters access to Baghdad's main airport.

    Iraqi government forces are fighters a crucial battle to stop ISIL fighters from reaching the strategic town of Ameriya in Anbar province. Ameriya is a top priority as its fall would give the group access to Baghdad's main airport.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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