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Iraq's stability still a concern as U.S. plans drawdown

By SUSANNAH GEORGE The Associated Press

This article was published February 19, 2018 at 2:32 a.m.

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U.S. troops coordinate with Iraqi counterparts to launch airstrikes and artillery against the Islamic State from the town of Qaim, Iraq, in January.

QAIM, Iraq -- From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of increasing stability.

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