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In Iraq , government troops have launched a multi-pronged operation to capture Akashat town near Syrian border from Islamic State group.

Spokesman for Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, said operation is aimed at securing part of borders and area north of the vital highway that links Baghdad to neighboring Jordan and Syria.

The spokesman said U.S.-led coalition is offering aerial support for different factions of troops.

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