Islamic State Threatening Iraqi City Of Ramadi

A man walks past a damaged building in town of Hit, near Ramadi (file photo/Reuters)

Islamic State has captured three villages near the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi and is feared to be closing in on the city.

The militant group took the villages of Sjariyah, Albu-Ghanim and Soufiya, in Anbar province, which had been under government control, residents said.

It represents a setback for government forces, which two weeks ago were able to regain control of Tikrit.

Residents of the villages told the AP news agency fighting was taking place on the eastern edges of Ramadi, about 2km away from a local government building.

In Soufiya, the militants bombed a police station and took over a power plant…

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Is it wrong to want the IS to get big enough to no longer ignore?
    No, I’m not in favour of any Western involvement there.
    I just want their neighbours to put there money where their mouth is and DO something about it.

  • Frau Katze

    Islamic State’s not leaving without a big fight.