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Ukraine takes back city from rebels

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Smoke rises from equipment after Ukraine forces take back the city of Mariupol in the eastern part of Ukraine. (Source: Radio Free Europe/CNN) Smoke rises from equipment after Ukraine forces take back the city of Mariupol in the eastern part of Ukraine. (Source: Radio Free Europe/CNN)
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MARIUPOL, UKRAINE (Radio Free Europe/CNN) - In southeastern Ukraine, government forces reclaimed the port city of Mariupol from the hands of pro-Russian rebels.

At least five separatists were reported killed in the fighting.

The government's offensive in the city is part of a broader military operation to reclaim territory from separatists in the country's east.

Buildings were riddled with holes left from shelling and gunfire, and there was a security presence in the streets. Smoldering military equipment also was visible.

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