Battle for Heart of Iraq Intensifies With New Push by Islamist Terrorists

November 23, 2014 10:41 PM

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Islamic State militants mounted a fresh offensive to capture the capital of Iraq’s largest province in a bid to extend its control over the majority of the country’s Sunni towns and cities.

The al-Qaeda breakaway group sought to seize control of the regional council of Anbar in the city of Ramadi, 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of Baghdad, before being repelled by airstrikes and tribal fighters, local officials said late yesterday. The offensive prompted Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi t...

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