May 17, 2015

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants seized control of the strategic city of Ramadi on Sunday as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes to try to save the city. Bodies, some burned, littered the streets as local officials reported the militants carried out mass killings of Iraqi security...

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