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Peshmerga fighters retake villages from Islamic State (15 images)

After having suffered setbacks at the hands of the Islamic State early this month, the Kurdish Peshmerga, backed by US airstrikes, have been able to regain several areas from the al-Qaeda splinter group in the past two weeks.
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Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Took Control of a Series of Villages From Islamic State militants in Northern Iraq
Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers keep watch from their post in Makhmur town, after they took control of the town from Islamic State militants, northwest of Erbil, Kurdistan region, Iraq, August 28, 2014. UPI/Mohammed al Jumaily
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