Dec 01, 2015

Iraqi Forces Surround Ramadi, but It Could Be a Long Siege - ABC News

After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the key city of Ramadi and appear poised to launch a new attempt to wrest it from the Islamic State group. The battle that is shaping up...

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