Video: Major Anti-IS Operation North of Baghdad

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Thousands of Iraqi security personnel launched an operation aimed at retaking areas north of Baghdad from the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said.

An Iraqi army colonel said that more than 7,000 security personnel would take part in the operation, which the operations command said aims to retake areas west of the city of Samarra.

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