As Islamic State presses advance on Iraqi provincial capital, more than 2000 families flee

April 16, 2015 12:13 PM

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As Islamic State presses advance on Iraqi provincial capital, more than 2000 families flee

People leave their hometown Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Islamic State group launched an offensive in Iraq's western Anbar province on Wednesday, capturing three villages near the provincial capital of Ramadi where fierce clashes were underway between the extremists and government troops, residents said. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

Security forces arrive to Ramadi to join the battle against Islamic State extremists in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Islamic State group launched an offensive in Iraq's western Anbar province on Wednesday, capturing three villages near the p...

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