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Capture Of Ramadi Complex Could Mark Strategic Victory Over Islamic State, But Will It Hold?

Anti-terrorism troops hoisted the national flag atop the key complex in the long-contested Sunni Muslim city west of Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, Iraqi joint operations spokesman, said in a televised statement.

December 30, 2015

Iraqi Army Declares First Major Victory Over Islamic State In Ramadi

The capture of Ramadi, capital of mainly Sunni-Muslim Anbar province, deprives Islamic State militants of their biggest prize of 2015.

December 27, 2015

Iraqi Forces Consolidate Position In Ramadi Ahead Of Final Push Against Islamic State

Iraqi troops who have fought their way deep into the Islamic State stronghold of Ramadi were consolidating their positions on Friday ahead of a planned final assault to capture the city.

December 25, 2015
This is what life is like under the Islamic State in Ramadi: Walking past rubble in a world of surveillance. Screenshot: Vice News/YouTube

White House Expected To Announce U.S. Will Send 500 More Troops To Iraq

The plan marks a deepening U.S. commitment to its nearly yearlong fight against ISIS, which has gained new ground through military victories in recent weeks.

June 10, 2015
This is what life is like under the Islamic State in Ramadi: Walking past rubble in a world of surveillance. Screenshot: Vice News/YouTube

Iraqis Recount Their Lives Under The Islamic State: Cheap Food, Endless Rules

Living under the Islamic State has its benefits for many Iraqis, although they live in a culture of fear, propaganda and totalitarianism.

June 1, 2015

Cartoon: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Yells At The Iraqis

“Get up and fight, you cowards!”

May 26, 2015

U.S. Defense Secretary Says Iraqis Need ‘Will To Fight’ To Defeat Islamic State

Republicans blamed Obama’s decision to pull troops out of Iraq after years of war.

May 24, 2015
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Fall Of Ramadi Prompts New Questions About Obama’s Strategy Against Islamic State

Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi gives Congressional hawks reason to criticize Obama’s foreign policy decisions.

May 19, 2015

Islamic State Captures Key Iraqi City

The takeover appeared to be a major victory for Islamic State, which has withstood a large-scale U.S. bombing campaign and maintains strongholds in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

May 18, 2015