Iraqi army 'recaptures central Hawija'

Reports claim that Iraqi forces have recaptured the centre of the town of Hawija, one of the last enclaves of ISIS in the country.

The town, which has been under the militant group's control since 2014, still has up to 78,000 civilians trapped inside, according to the UN. The Un also reported that approximately 12,500 people had fled Hawija since the army's operation began two weeks ago.

It is believed that if Hawija is recaptured in its entirety, ISIS will be left controlling only a stretch of land along the border with Syria.

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