Iraqi forces retake IS Ramadi stronghold

    Iraqi forces retake IS Ramadi stronghold

    Dec 28, Baghdad: Iraqi forces have retaken a former government compound in Ramadi from where Islamic State (IS) group militants have been resisting an army offensive, local media reports said quoting the military officials.

    A military spokesman said that the complex was under complete control and there was no sign of IS fighters. He said this heralded the defeat of IS in the city, although he admitted there could be pockets of resistance.

    The government has been working to retake Ramadi for weeks.

    The mainly Sunni Arab city, about 55 miles (90km) west of Baghdad, fell to IS in May, and was seen as an embarrassing defeat for the army.

    The Oslo Times


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