Iraqi forces seek to tighten hold in Ramadi after gains against Islamic State

December 28, 2015 1:40 PM

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Iraqi forces seek to tighten hold in Ramadi after gains against Islamic State

BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops backed by U.S.-led air support moved Monday to consolidate gains against the Islamic State in Ramadi after reclaiming the main government compound from the militants in a critical test for government security forces.

The full extent of Iraqi control of the city remained unclear, and the Islamic State has showed resilience in past battles. But the recapture of the government offices was seen as an important boost for Iraqi units that have struggled to dislodge the Islamic State from its strongholds in the country...

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