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Iraq says defeats IS infiltration near Ramadi

Ramadi - Islamic State group fighters seized areas around Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Wednesday in an apparent attempt at a diversion from offensives on its last Iraqi footholds but were swiftly defeated, security sources said.

Iraq digs anti-IS trench around city of Ramadi

Fallujah - Security forces in Iraq's western region of Anbar began digging a trench around the provincial capital Ramadi Sunday to protect it against infiltrations by the Islamic State group, officials said.

Iraq digs anti-IS trench around city of Ramadi

Fallujah - Security forces in Iraq's western region of Anbar began digging a trench around the provincial capital Ramadi Sunday to protect it against infiltrations by the Islamic State group, officials said.

Iraq digs anti-IS trench around city of Ramadi

Fallujah - Security forces in Iraq's western region of Anbar began digging a trench around the provincial capital Ramadi Sunday to protect it against infiltrations by the Islamic State group, officials said.

IS suicide attack kills five in Iraq's Ramadi: Officers

Baghdad - A suicide attack carried out by Islamic State group fighters killed at least five members of the Iraqi security forces on Monday in the city of Ramadi, army officers said.

Iraq's Ramadi retaken, but rebuilding it a huge task

Baghdad - Iraq has completely retaken Ramadi from the Islamic State group, but now faces the enormous challenges of removing bombs, reestablishing basic services and rebuilding the shattered city, officials said Tuesday.

Mass grave of IS victims found in Iraq's Ramadi: police

Baghdad - Security forces found a mass grave in the Iraqi city of Ramadi containing the remains of at least 18 people killed by the Islamic State group, police said Tuesday.

Iraq forces extend Ramadi control, rescue civilians

Baghdad - Iraqi forces on Friday pushed out of central Ramadi to extend their grip on the city, sweeping neighbourhoods for pockets of jihadists to flush out and trapped civilians to evacuate.

Thousands of homes destroyed in Iraq's Ramadi

Baghdad - Months of fighting in Ramadi have caused extensive destruction, officials said Wednesday, warning that it was too soon for civilians to return to the Iraqi city after its recapture from jihadists.

Sunni tribal fighters deployed in reconquered Ramadi areas

Baghdad - Tribal fighters deployed in Ramadi Tuesday, a step towards providing the reconquered Iraqi city with a force both capable of preventing the jihadists' return and palatable to the local population.

Iraq PM visits newly reconquered Ramadi

Ramadi - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday visited Ramadi, a day after federal forces announced the liberation of the city from the Islamic State group, clinching a landmark victory.

Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from IS, sweeps for bombs

Ramadi - Iraq declared the city of Ramadi liberated from the Islamic State group on Monday and raised the national flag over its government complex after clinching a landmark victory against the jihadists.

All IS group fighters have left Ramadi compound: force spokesman

Baghdad - The Islamic State group's fighters have all left the flashpoint former government compound in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the spokesman of the elite counter-terrorism service said Sunday."All Daesh (IS) fighters have left.

Victory near for Iraq forces as IS loses Ramadi compound

Baghdad - Jihadist fighters abandoned their last stronghold in Ramadi on Sunday, bringing Iraqi federal forces within sight of their biggest victory since last year's massive offensive by the Islamic State group.

Iraqi forces in fierce battles with IS in Ramadi

Baghdad - Die-hard jihadists made a desperate last stand in Ramadi's former government complex, the main remaining target of Iraqi forces reconquering the city they lost in May.

Iraqi forces' Ramadi advance slowed by bombs, snipers

Baghdad - Iraqi forces dodged sniper fire, car bombs, roadside bombs and booby traps as they battled Friday to root out jihadist fighters hunkered down in a strategic compound in central Ramadi.

Iraqi forces close in on key Ramadi district

Baghdad - Iraqi forces battled the last jihadist fighters holed up in the centre of Ramadi city Thursday, slowed in their advance by stiff resistance, booby traps and fears for trapped civilians.

Iraq forces advance into centre of IS-held Ramadi

Baghdad - Iraqi security forces advanced Tuesday into the centre of Ramadi for a final push aimed at retaking the city they lost to the Islamic State group in May, officials said.

Iraqi forces shore up new gains in Ramadi

Baghdad - Iraqi forces on Wednesday consolidated newly gained positions in Ramadi, after achieving a breakthrough in their fight against the Islamic State group by retaking a large part of the city.

Iraq PM clears way for military trials over Ramadi loss

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi approved an investigative commission's recommendation that commanders face military justice and probable trial for withdrawing from Ramadi without orders, his office said Sunday.

Shiite militia rename mission to retake Iraqi city of Ramadi

Ramadi - Every military operation appears to require the proper name or branding. The Pentagon has become expert at providing euphemistic names for operations such as Enduring Freedom.

Ancient ruins in western Syria at risk with Islamic State capture

Palmyra - Thursday's apparent capture of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by Islamic State militants imperils one of the world's oldest and greatest examples of Roman architecture.

Retreating Iraqis in Ramadi leave U.S.-provided weapons for ISIS

Ramadi - Iraqi troops retreating from Ramadi last Sunday left behind many U.S.-provided vehicles, including tanks, armoured personnel carriers and artillery for ISIS fighters.

Ramadi fall failure of Iraqi PM's anti-IS strategy: Analysts

Baghdad - The fall of Ramadi has scuppered Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to build a credible cross-sectarian force to fight the Islamic State group, analysts said Monday.

IS takes Ramadi as Iraqi forces pull out

Baghdad - Iraqi government forces staged a desperate retreat from their last bases in Ramadi on Sunday, effectively giving the Islamic State group full control of the capital of Iraq's largest province.

IS jihadists seize command centre in Iraq's Ramadi: Official

Baghdad - Islamic State group fighters on Sunday took over the provincial operations command centre in Ramadi, putting the jihadists on the brink of capturing the Iraqi city, officials said.

IS attacks Iraq's Ramadi with seven car bombs

Baghdad - The Islamic State jihadist group launched a coordinated attack on government-held areas of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Wednesday, involving seven almost simultaneous suicide car bombs, police said.

Iraqi army planning major offensive to retake city from Al-Qaeda

An Iraqi official has said that the country's army is planning for a "major attack" to dislodge Al-Qaeda militants from the city of Falluja.
 

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Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes bat...
Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi
With permission by Reuters / Ali al-Mashhadani

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