Iraqis flee as ISIS captures three villages in Ramadi
In this Sunday, March 30, 2014, file photo, ISIS group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)
Residents began fleeing three villages in Ramadi, capital of the Iraqi western province of Anbar, after they were captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Wednesday.
Earlier, an advisor for Anbar’s mayor, described “fierce battles” taking place between Iraqi security forces and tribal volunteers against ISIS, calling for an “urgent” need airstrikes from the U.S.-led coaltion and more military enforcement.
Aziz Khalaf al-Tarmouz told the local Al-Sumaria News that “security forces from army, police and emergency alongside with tribal members are in a fierce battle against the terrorist ISIS group in Albu-Ghanim, Albu Sodeh, Albo Mahal regions in eastern Ramadi.”
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Source News: Alarabiya