ISIS purports to hold entire Iraqi city of Ramadi

May 17, 2015 5:21 PM

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BAGHDAD – A purported message from the Islamic State group claims it holds entire city of Ramadi after Iraqi forces fled.

The message comes after Iraq's prime minister ordered his country's security forces not to abandon their positions in Anbar province Sunday to the militants. Some troops left their weapons and vehicles behind to flee the militants.

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