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Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi
Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi

Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for control of Ramadi on Thursday, officials said, attempting to thwart the militant group’s latest bid to overrun government-held areas of Anbar province. Ramadi, the capital of Sunni Muslim-dominated Anbar province, has been the site of repeated clashes between government forces and Islamic State. The latest assault by the militants has been the most forceful, however, as they wrested control of areas to the north and east of the city on Wednesday. “The situation today is much better than yesterday. Yesterday was very bad; army and police personnel retreated,” said one provincial official on Thursday. “But today...

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