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IS captures parts of Iraqi city of Ramadi, killing 10 troops


Members of the Iraqi security forces preparing for attack against IS forces near Tikrit on Monday.

Washington : An Iraqi provincial officer has claimed that the Islamic State (IS) has captured several districts in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in a recent hour-long attack, killing 10 Iraqi troops and wounding Genneral Qassim al-Muhammadi, the head of the Iraqi military operation in Anbar province.

According to Faleh al-Essawi, the deputy head of Iraq’s Anbar provincial council, the IS fighters deployed suicide and car bombs and seized the northern Ramadi districts of Albu Faraj, Albu Essa and Albu Risha , CNN reported. It has been a tug of war in Ramadi for over a year now as IS had earlier captured parts of western Anbar city, Iraq’s largest province. An administration official said that it will “take lot of capacity” to capture Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city back from the IS jihadists.