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IS attack kills nine Iraqis near Jordan border

IS lost most of its bastions in Iraq's Anbar in recent months, including the provincial capital Ramadi, its emblematic stronghold of Fallujah, and other townsFighters of the Islamic State group attacked an Iraqi border guard base near Jordan on Tuesday, killing at least nine people before being beaten back, officers said. The early morning attack involved heavy mortar fire and saw clashes between jihadists and border guards defending their position near Rutba, the last town on the desert road before the Trebil border crossing. “Elements from the Daesh (IS) gangs attacked the 2nd regiment of the border guard, which is located on the highway between Rutba and Trebil,” a colonel in the border guard said.

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