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Iraqi Forces Storm Fallujah Aiming To Oust Militants

Iraqi forces have begun a direct assault to retake the western city of Fallujah from Islamic State militants. Reports said heavy fighting could be heard on May 30 in the southern part of the city. Iraqi forces are fighting with Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia, but are also backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition. Some 50,000 civilians are still believed to be inside the mainly Sunni city. (Reuters)