Thousands Fleeing Ramadi Permitted to Enter Baghdad

May 20, 2015 11:22 AM

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An Iraqi official says the government has granted conditional entry to Baghdad for thousands of displaced people fleeing violence in nearby Anbar province.

Athal al-Fahdawi, an Anbar councilman, said Wednesday that thousands of civilians from the city of Ramadi were allowed to cross a bridge spanning the Euphrates River and enter Baghdad province.

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