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Civilians Trapped as Iraqi Forces Fight ISIS for Control of Ramadi

Hundreds of civilians are trapped in central Ramadi, squeezed between Islamic State extremists who have booby-trapped the building around them and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) fighting to retake control of the western city. Brett McGurk, the U.S. official in charge of the coalition against IS, told journalists in Baghdad that the extremists were “taking human shields as hostages.” “It is the poorest and most vulnerable who are trapped because they did not have the means to leave...

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