Iraq forces retake large part of Ramadi city from ISIS: Officials

Iraqi security forces on Tuesday recaptured a large area on the southwestern side of Ramadi from the Islamic State group.

AFP| Updated: Dec 08, 2015, 19:25 PM IST
Iraq forces retake large part of Ramadi city from ISIS: Officials

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces on Tuesday recaptured a large area on the southwestern side of Ramadi from the Islamic State group, which overran the city in May, officials said.

Retaking the Al-Tameem area from IS is a significant victory for Iraqi forces, who have been fighting for months to secure territory around Ramadi, a major city west of Baghdad and the capital of the vast Anbar province.