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Key Iraqi City Falls to ISIS as Last of Security Force Fleesposted on May 19, 2015
The New York Times’s Tim Arango reports on the fall of Ramadi, a city in the Anbar Province of Iraq, to the Islamic State on Sunday. “American officials said recently that the Islamic State was on the defensive in Iraq … Yet the fall of Ramadi shows that the group is still capable of carrying out effective offensive operations,” Arango writes. This victory follows the death of an Islamic State leader, who was killed in a U.S. Special Operations raid in eastern Syria.