Ramadi Assault: Iraqi Forces in Center of ISIS-Held City, Official Says

December 22, 2015 11:39 AM

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Iraqi forces have advanced into the center of ISIS-held Ramadi as part of a final push to retake the city, the spokesman for Iraq's counterterrorism forces said Tuesday.

Sabah Nua'man told NBC News that counterterrorism forces were able to cross the Euphrates River into the center of the city, backed by cover from the air. He said 12 ISIS fighters were killed in the sudden assault.

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