Islamic State seizes village in Iraq’s Anbar province


BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants gained ground in western Iraq on Wednesday, overrunning another village near the capital of Anbar province in a dawn raid, police sources and local officials said. Hundreds of families were fleeing Albu Ghanim after security forces came under attack from the militants overnight and withdrew from the area, around 5 km (3 miles) northeast of the provincial capital Ramadi. The militants have been making inroads on Ramadi’s northern periphery since the government announced the start of a new offensive last week to…
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