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Iraq Announces Operation to Reclaim Anbar From IS

Iraq announced Monday the start of an offensive to recapture its western Anbar province from Islamic State militants who control large areas including the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah. The televised statement said the operation included Iraqi troops as well as Shi'ite and Sunni fighters. Iraq's government has made Anbar a priority since the Islamic State group seized Ramadi during a May offensive that prompted fresh criticism of the military and its response to the...

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