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Iraqi Troops Close in on IS Fighters in Battle for Ramadi

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Iraqi troops closed in on Islamic State fighters Wednesday in central Ramadi, where they are trying to retake the city they lost seven months ago and further shrink the IS "caliphate." In the second day of a major offensive, forces led by an elite counterterrorism unit pushed toward the government complex in Ramadi, capital of Iraq's Anbar province.  Several hundred IS fighters are believed to have barricaded themselves in the city center. “The army is moving slowly...

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