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Militants used vehicle bombs to rout Iraqi forces in Ramadi, U.S. says
Militants used vehicle bombs to rout Iraqi forces in Ramadi, U.S. says

Islamic State suicide bombers routed Iraqi forces in a key provincial capital on Sunday after using heavy vehicles packed with enough explosives to level city blocks, a senior State Department official said Wednesday. The militants used an explosives-laden bulldozer to punch a hole in tall concrete security barriers protecting the government center in central Ramadi, the official said. They followed up by setting off a bomb-rigged dump truck and an armored Humvee near the same location, causing massive blasts. As many as 30 such vehicle bombs created a wave of "horrific, gigantic explosions that took out entire city blocks," the official told reporters Wednesday. He...

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