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Iraqi forces retake territory east of Ramadi

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05-23-2015 19:24 BJT

Iraqi Shi'ite milita and government forces have retaken territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi. It was their first counterattack since the fall of the Anbar provincial capital a week ago.

The offensive targeted the Euphrates Valley town of Husaybah, an essential stepping stone for any assault on Ramadi. A police colonel said that so far the Husaybah police station was liberated, as well as the area around it. The launch of offensive operations was confirmed by the leader of the main tribal force in the area.

The police colonel said the operation involved local and federal police, the interior ministry's rapid intervention force, regular army troops, Popular Mobilization paramilitary forces and tribal fighters.

ISIL fighters seized Ramadi in a deadly three-day blitz last week and tried to use its momentum to gain more ground east of the city.

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