Jihadists launch onslaught on Iraq's Ramadi

November 21, 2014 1:45 PM

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The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group launched a major attack Friday on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, capital of the troubled western province of Anbar, security officials said.

IS fighters pounded the city centre with mortar rounds, while clashes broke out all around Ramadi, one of the last urban areas partly under government control in Anbar.

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