Iraqi Officials Say Ramadi Has Fallen To ISIS
A recent push by ISIS involving suicide attacks and car bombs resulted in Iraqi forces fleeing the city of Ramadi, according to regional officials.By Steven Sparkman | May 17, 2015
After months of attacks by ISIS, Iraqi officials say the city of Ramadi, one of Iraq's provincial capitals, has fallen to the militant group.
A sudden push by ISIS over the past few days has left hundreds of civilians and Iraqi troops dead and resulted in Iraq's security forces abandoning the city, according to a spokesperson for Anbar's governor. (Video via Al Arabiya)
The news means that militants now control nearly all of Anbar province in western Iraq. They took control of the strategically important city of Fallujah in early 2014 and ramped up attacks against Ramadi in recent weeks. (Video via U.S. Central Command)