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Iraq Claims Advances Against IS in Anbar

Iraq is saying they are gains against Islamic State jihadists in Anbar province, with Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi saying the government has "retaken the initiative” militarily. He spoke at a Baghdad news conference with Turkey's prime minister. Iraqi state TV reports that government security forces in Anbar have recaptured several villages near the provincial capital, Ramadi, and are trying to retake the town of Hit, which fell to Islamic State militants last month. The...

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