IS fighters flee Ramadi compound as Iraqi forces close in

The Islamic State’s fighters have all left the former government compound in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the spokesman of the elite counter-terrorism service said Sunday.

Ramadi has become a flashpoint in the fight against the Islamic State in recent week.

“All Daesh (IS) fighters have left. There is no resistance,” Sabah al-Numan told AFP, adding that the entire perimeter had to be cleared of mines and booby traps before troops could move in.


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