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Iraq: Iraqi forces retake large part of Ramadi from IS *GRAPHIC*01:33

Iraq: Iraqi forces retake large part of Ramadi from IS *GRAPHIC*

Iraq, Ramadi
December 8, 2015 at 23:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Iraqi Army, assisted by US-led coalition airstrikes and allied Shiite militiamen, regained control of a large area on the outskirts of Ramadi, Tuesday, in a push to fully liberate the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Iraqi military vehicles and soldiers were deployed in the south-western neighbourhood of Tamim on the outskirts of Ramadi, with troops clearing bombs and searching properities as they made their way through the area.

The Iraqi Army has told civilians in Ramadi to flee the city as a military operation may soon be launched to completely liberate the Anbar province's capital. On November 27, Iraqi forces cut the last supply line of IS into the city by seizing the Palestine Bridge. Further Iraqi reinforcements, including heavy artillery and tanks, arrived near to the city in preparation for the assault.

Iraq: Iraqi forces retake large part of Ramadi from IS *GRAPHIC*01:33
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The Iraqi Army, assisted by US-led coalition airstrikes and allied Shiite militiamen, regained control of a large area on the outskirts of Ramadi, Tuesday, in a push to fully liberate the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Iraqi military vehicles and soldiers were deployed in the south-western neighbourhood of Tamim on the outskirts of Ramadi, with troops clearing bombs and searching properities as they made their way through the area.

The Iraqi Army has told civilians in Ramadi to flee the city as a military operation may soon be launched to completely liberate the Anbar province's capital. On November 27, Iraqi forces cut the last supply line of IS into the city by seizing the Palestine Bridge. Further Iraqi reinforcements, including heavy artillery and tanks, arrived near to the city in preparation for the assault.

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