Iraq Routed IS From Ramadi at a High Cost: A City Destroyed

May 5, 2016 6:24 AM

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Satellite imagery of Iraq's Ramadi shows the cost of liberation from Islamic State group is the city itself, with widespread destruction caused by the militants and airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi forces.

The photographs, provided to The Associated Press by satellite imagery and analytics company DigitalGlobe, show more than 3,000 buildings and nearly 400 roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed between May 2015, when IS took over Ramadi, and Jan. 22, after Iraqi forces recaptured it.

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