Iraqi paramilitary take back ancient city of Hatra from Islamic State | Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraqi paramilitary units dislodged Islamic State from Hatra on Wednesday, driving the militants from an ancient city they damaged during their three-year rule, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.The extent of the damage was not disclosed, but Islamic State released a video in 2015 showing their destruction of monuments in Hatra.

They were driven out by Popular Mobilisation, a coalition of mostly Iranian-trained groups of Shi'ite volunteers formed in 2014 after Islamic State, a hardline Sunni group, overran a third of Iraq.

It operates with the approval of Iraq's Shi'ite-led government, in coordination with the regular armed forces.

Hatra, a city that flourished in the first century AD, lies south of Mosul, where Islamic State has been fighting against a U.S.-backed offensive since October. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli)

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Updated Date: Apr 27, 2017 02:46 AM

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