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more recently the particular line was , in twenty sixteen U. S. backed Iraqi forces put on is militants out to Fallujah and defeated them in Iraq in late twenty seventeen less than a year on the train lines operational once more , not at all the damage caused by Islamic state has been repaired by engineering stuff on the track is safe and clean and we can come and go with no accident , the trains travel at a steady pace of up to around seventy miles per hour but it's far from perfect windows have been smashed by children pelting carriages with stones and all police patrol the carriages reminder of the country's fragile security situation never the less the revival of the day the service is a vivid example of Iraq's attempts to recover from decades of unrest