BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants pressing their offensive for Ramadi, the capital of western Anbar province, has forced more than 2,000 families to flee from their homes in the area, an Iraqi official said Thursday.
The Sunni militants' push on Ramadi, launched Wednesday when the Islamic State group captured three villages on the city's eastern outskirts, has become the most significant threat so far to the provincial capital of Anbar.
19:51 Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit14
07:28 Jim Mattis to Baghdad: ‘We’re Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’14
07:31 Iraqi forces launch push to retake western half of Mosul from ISIS21
12:46 Venezuelan vice president's associate denies U.S. drugs accusation18