Iraqi forces launch major operation to retake city

November 22, 2014 11:15 AM

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Iraqi forces launch major operation to retake city

Nov. 21, 2014: Members of the Iraqi security forces check a truck as followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend nearby open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq (AP)

BAGHDAD – Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.

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