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Iraqis flee Anbar province as fighting with Islamic State rages
Iraqis flee Anbar province as fighting with Islamic State rages

More than 90,000 people are fleeing fighting in Iraq’s Anbar province, the United Nations said Sunday, as the Iraqi government and aid groups struggled to assist the legions of newly displaced. “Our top priority is delivering life-saving assistance to people who are fleeing — food, water, and shelter,” Lisa Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement. Pro-government forces have been engaged in intense clashes with Islamic State militants for control of Ramadi, the Anbar provincial capital, situated 70 miles west of Baghdad. Iraqi commanders say they are rushing police and military reinforcements to Ramadi to prevent the city from...

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