Iraqi forces retake large part of Ramadi from Islamic State

December 8, 2015 7:03 PM

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BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces on Tuesday recaptured a large area on the southwestern side of Ramadi from the Islamic State militant group - which overran the city in May - officials said.

Retaking the Al-Tameem area from the Islamic State militant group is a significant breakthrough for Iraqi forces - which have been fighting for months to secure territory around Ramadi - a major city west of Baghdad and the capital of the vast Anbar province.

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