Islamic State fighters in Ramadi
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launched a coordinated attack on government-held areas of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Wednesday, involving seven almost simultaneous suicide car bombs, police said.
Isil also launched a major offensive on Wednesday to try to capture a strategic town on the Syrian-Turkish border, sparking fierce clashes with Kurdish militia, a monitor said.
“Fighters from the Islamic State group started a huge assault towards Ras al-Ain, and were able to take over a village nearby,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Ras al-Ain, in Hasakeh province, was the scene of major fighting in 2013 before Kurdish forces ousted rebels and al-Qaeda-linked jihadists from the town, which has a border crossing with Ceylanpinar in Turkey…