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Iraq Launches Operation to Reclaim Anbar Province

The Iraqi government said it has launched an operation to retake the western province of Anbar from Islamic State militants. The announcement Tuesday on state television comes less than two weeks after the Islamist fighters seized the provincial capital, Ramadi. Since then, Iraqi troops and pro-government militias have been massing east of the city, preparing for an offensive to reclaim the largely Sunni province. Anbar is a vast desert area stretching from just west of the capital,...

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