Iraqi troops close in on last Islamic State foothold in Ramadi

December 26, 2015 9:37 AM

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BAGHDAD Iraqi troops have pushed deeper into the heart of the last remaining district held by Islamic State in the city of Ramadi, an army spokesman said on Saturday.

Recapturing Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, would be one of the most important victories achieved by Iraq's armed forces since Islamic State swept across a third of the country in 2014.

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