Iraqi forces surround Islamic State-held complex in Ramadi: spokesman




 
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Iraqi forces surround Islamic State-held complex in Ramadi: spokesman
 
December 27th, 2015  
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Iraqi forces surround Islamic State-held complex in Ramadi: spokesman
Iraqi forces have totally encircled the government complex in Ramadi, the last stronghold of Islamic State militants in the western city, and are about to enter it, joint operations command spokesman Yahya Rasool told Reuters. Recapturing Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, would be one of the most significant victories for Iraq's armed forces since Islamic State swept across a third of the country in 2014. The militants "seem to have fled the complex, we're not encountering any resistance," said Sabah al-Numani, a spokesman for the counter-terrorism units that are leading the fight on the government side.




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