A key Sunni city in Iraq is under attack from Islamic State militants

May 15, 2015 8:24 PM

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The U.S. military said Friday that the reported seizure of a government center in a key Iraqi city by Islamic State militants is likely to be temporary.

Military officials said they could not confirm that the government center in Ramadi, a major Sunni stronghold, had been taken over, and downplayed the significance of the militants' victory, if true.

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