Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

November 22, 2014 11:40 AM

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the country’s military has launched a major operation to retake a section of the city of Ramadi after Islamic State group militants seized it.

An official with the Anbar provincial council says the Iraqi military, backed by local tribesmen, are pushing into the neighborhood of Sijariya in eastern Ramadi after the militants said they captured it Friday.

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