Latest News Wires Iraqi forces, backed by US airstrikes, break two-month siege of Amerli

Iraqi security forces, backed by Shi'ite militias and US airstrikes, broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated fighters from the Islamic State (IS) to the east of the town. Fighting continued to the north of Amerli. 

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Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said.