Iraqi forces retook the town of Hit from ISIS Thursday after weeks of fighting, the military said, the latest in a series of losses for the extremists.

“Units from the Counter-Terrorism Service completely liberated Hit,” Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

CTS spokesman Sabah al-Noman said the recapture of the town west of Baghdad was completed on Thursday.

“The town of Hit is cleared of any Daesh gunmen,” Noman told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. […]