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Whereas the militants used to plant IEDs in an area to cover their retreat, they are now advancing to plant mines before pulling back. uk canada goose outlet One peshmerga commander said his men had come across as many as buy canada goose jacket 500 IEDs in an area no larger than 4 kilometers square.

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