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US-Led Coalition Steps Up Airstrikes in Ramadi

Following the Islamic State group’s bloody weekend seizure of much of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the U.S.-led coalition has increased airstrikes and Shi’ite paramility units are preparing to deploy to the predominantly Sunni city. Hundreds of people reportedly were killed as the militants flooded into the capital city of Anbar province, overpowering Iraqi troops.   "We estimate that 500 people have been killed, both civilians and military, and approximately 8,000 have fled...

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