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Iraqi forces have retaken several areas north and west of Ramadi as efforts to close in on the Anbar provincial capital.

An operation involving two thousand troops backed by airstrikes from the US-led coalition led to the recapture of several neighbourhoods from the Islamic State group.

The Iraqi security forces also took control of the main road west of Ramadi and they are now using it to support the forces positioned to liberate Ramadi.


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