Iraqi Forces Poised to Retake Key Western City of Ramadi

December 28, 2015 12:04 AM

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Iraqi authorities expect to announce Monday that they have retaken the key city of Ramadi, seven months after ISIS seized it in what was seen as an embarrassing defeat for the U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News on Sunday night.

Iraqi forces launched an offensive to retake Ramadi, the largest city in Iraq's western Anbar Province, earlier this month, advancing toward the city center and surrounding it with thousands of fighters.

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