Smoke rises from Islamic State positions following a U.S.-led coalition airstrike as Iraqi Security forces advance their position in downtown Ramadi
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Ramadi: Iraqi security forces aided by US airstrikes

Security forces in Iraq are trying to drive out the last Islamic State fighters from the strategically important city of Ramadi, 100km west of Baghdad.

Government troops and Sunni tribal fighters have taken control of several districts and, helped by airstrikes, are advancing towards the main administrative centre.

Progress is being hampered by suicide bombers, snipers and booby traps.

Thomas Fessy reports from Baghdad

  • 24 Dec 2015
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