Iraqi forces attempt to Clear ‘IS’ pockets out of Ramadi

Iraq’s counterterrorism units and other anti-jihadist forces are clearing out pockets of resistance in Ramadi, following a key victory against “IS.” In response, Islamists briefly took over an army base near the city.

The authorities arrested some 30 suspected “Islamic State” (IS) militants who were “attempting to flee Ramadi by blending in with civilians,” police chief Hadi Irzayij said on Friday.

At the same time, security forces were fighting jihadists holed-up in several Ramadi neighborhoods, days after wresting control of the city from IS hands.

 

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