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Iraqi Army Claims It Captured Key City Of Ramadi From ISIS

The U.S.-backed Iraq army has made some major progress in Ramadi after retaking the city's administrative buildings.

By Melissa Prax, Grant Suneson | December 27, 2015

Iraq's army has surrounded and taken control of administrative buildings in the city of Ramadi, where ISIS has had a strong foothold.

It's taken nearly seven months for Iraq's army to make inroads in Ramadi, located about 74 miles west of Baghdad. (Video via RT)

The U.S.-backed Iraqi army has slowly been retaking portions of the city. (Video via Iraqi Ministry of Defense)

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ISIS still holds parts of Ramadi, but the areas it occupies are shrinking.

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