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IS Boosts Forces in Ramadi

Islamic State is fortifying its ranks in the Iraqi city of Ramadi as military and paramilitary forces plan a counteroffensive to push back the frontline in Anbar province. The U.S.-led coalition scaled back airstrikes on Ramadi overnight, focusing much of its 25 strikes in Iraq on the IS stronghold of Mosul, and the town of Baghdadi. An additional 10 strikes targeted IS positions in Syria. An Alhurra journalist in Iraq told VOA on Sunday that IS fighters have surrounded Baghdadi...

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