Jihadis launch major assault on Ramadi, Biden visits Turkey

November 21, 2014 10:20 PM

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Jihadis launch major assault on Ramadi, Biden visits Turkey

BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL: The Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government control in troubled Anbar province.

The attack came as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Istanbul for a three-day visit that will focus on confronting the extremist group and reconciling Washington and Ankara’s differing views over how to approach the conflict in Syria, where ISIS also holds territory.

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