IS suspects fleeing Iraq's Fallujah with civilians

Iraqi government forces and elite counter-terrorism fighters patrol the outskirts of Fallujah on June 13, 2016Iraqi forces said jihadist fighters were attempting to flee Fallujah by blending in with civilians who have been escaping the besieged city in their thousands in recent days. The Pentagon said meanwhile that US Apache helicopters hit an Islamic State group target for the first time in Iraq, in the north of the country. More than 500 suspected IS members have been arrested trying to sneak out with civilians since forces ramped up efforts to retake Fallujah, one of the group’s most emblematic bastions, two weeks ago.

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