‘Islamic State’ takes government headquarters in Iraq’s Ramadi

Following a series of suicide attacks, “Islamic State” militants have raised their flag over the central Iraqi city of Ramadi. Government troops have reportedly withdrawn from the area.

With the fall of the main government building, IS managed to gain nearly full control over the city on Friday. The Islamist organisation has also raised its flag over the city’s police headquarters.

Three suicide car bombings killed 10 policemen in Ramadi, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of Iraqi capital Baghdad. The nearly synchronized attack targeted an Iraqi government compound, resulting in the take-over of the building.

Local government forces had been battling against the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (“IS”) militants in the region for weeks, since IS military forces had seized control of the city’s outskirts in April.
 
 
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Source News: DW