Iraq's new Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban speaks to reporters during a press conference at the provincial council building in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The Iraqi government claimed that its troops and Shiite Muslim militias captured a key Islamic State stronghold near Baghdad on Saturday.
Iraq's new Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban speaks to reporters during a press conference at the provincial council building in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The Iraqi government claimed that its troops and Shiite Muslim militias captured a key Islamic State stronghold near Baghdad on Saturday. AP
Iraq's new Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban speaks to reporters during a press conference at the provincial council building in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The Iraqi government claimed that its troops and Shiite Muslim militias captured a key Islamic State stronghold near Baghdad on Saturday. AP

Iraqi government says key town has been taken from Islamic State

October 25, 2014 5:07 PM