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The Islamic State jihadist group may not be dead yet but its dream of statehood has already been buried, analysts say.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi forces liberated Rawah in record time and were continuing operations to retake control of Iraq's western desert and the border area with Syria.
The Iraq army said it launched an assault on Friday on the small Euphrates valley town of Rawa, the last in the country still held by the Islamic State group.
Authorities said that more than 30,000 houses had been damaged and at least two villages completely destroyed.
Iran took the brunt of the quake, with at least 336 people killed and 3,950 injured, while in Iraq the quake claimed eight lives and injured 535 others, officials from both countries said.
At least 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts.
Iraqi security forces have found mass graves in an area recently retaken from the Islamic State group that could contain up to 400 bodies.
Iraq's Defense Ministry says a military helicopter has crashed during a training exercise, killing all seven crew members on board.
As government troops have advanced across Iraq they have uncovered dozens of mass graves holding hundreds of bodies in areas that fell under the jihadists' brutal rule.
Troops backed by militia recruited among the region's Sunni Arab tribes have launched an offensive to liberate Rumana and the Rawa area.
The capture of Albu Kamal was be the last in a string of setbacks that saw IS lose its urban bastions of Mosul and Raqa within a few weeks and its embryonic state shrink to a rump.
Emmanuel Macron said that the IS group faced complete military defeat in Iraq and Syria within months but warned the battle against jihadism would go on.
Egypt's president said the defeat of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria was likely to have forced militants to seek a safe haven in neighboring Libya.
Arbaeen Shiite pilgrimage marks the end of 40 days' mourning by Shiites in memory of the seventh-century martyrdom of the Imam Hussein.
A top Catholic cleric from Iraq says his country has 'lost all confidence' despite the rout of the Islamic State group.