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Iraq state TV: Large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown begins

By The Canadian Press
March 2, 2015 - 4:15am

BAGHDAD — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in