Militants launch attacks around Iraq's western Ramadi city

November 21st, 2014  
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Topic: Militants launch attacks around Iraq's western Ramadi city

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic State militants launched coordinated attacks on Friday around the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, overrunning a village to the east and clashing with tribal fighters to the west, a local official and a tribal leader said. Ramadi, about 90 km (55 miles) west of Baghdad, is located in the Sunni Muslim Anbar province which is a stronghold of the Islamic State forces who have captured much of northern and western Iraq. The city center remains under the control of Iraqi government forces but outlying neighborhoods have been seized by the radical Islamist ...


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