Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

April 15, 2015 12:58 PM

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Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

West of Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)Falih Essawi shouted on the phone as he described his situation. From his point of view, ISIS militants might be just hours away from taking the key Iraqi city of Ramadi.

Fierce fighting has engulfed Ramadi, which lies only about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Baghdad and is the capital of Anbar province, Iraq's Sunni heartland.

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