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Iraqi troops seize Fallujah hospital from IS

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>> Another big step forward in their battle to take Fallujah. Iraqi forces securing control over the main hospital, as they continue to push out Islamic state militants from the northern districts of the city. No patients were found inside and, unlike many other parts of the city, the building wasn't rigged.
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>> Thank God there were no booby traps, but ISIS burned some parts of the hospital just before escaping. No, there aren't any ISIS members in here. The area is now fully secured, but if there is a dead body of an ISIS member in here and another dead body in the hospital, we don't know if he's a civilian or ISIS.
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We just don't know.>> With refugees streaming out of Fallujah, government forces are taking precautions. They're trying to ensure Islamic State fighters, or sympathizers, aren't among those fleeing. Now each man who arrives here in Amiriyat must be screened before being allowed to leave. But there are also fears of reprisal attacks against some residents, due to the participation of Shiite militias in the fight against IS.
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This woman says she hasn't heard from her husband or their 19 year old son in two weeks. Those fleeing have been barred from entering Baghdad 40 miles away, and shelters are struggling to accommodate the influx. So far more than 82 thousand people have evacuated Fallujah since the campaign began last month, and many more are expected.