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Islamic State Gains Ground Near Ramadi

Islamic State fighters captured more territory outside the capital of Iraq's Anbar province Wednesday, residents and local officials said. In an offensive that began at dawn, the militants seized control of several villages – Albu-Ghanim, Sjariyah and Soufiya – near Ramadi, The Associated Press reported.   Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said last week that Iraqi forces would next focus on retaking control of Anbar province after succeeding in pushing the Islamic State...

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