Iraqi forces say they have recaptured a number of southern neighbourhoods from the group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, capital of the country’s Anbar province.
A member of Iraq’s counter-terrorism unit said it was just “a few days” until the entire city of Ramadi was liberated. “Only small distance separates them from us,” he said. “We are watching them [ISIL fighters] coming out. We have killed many of them and our snipers have taken positions on the roofs of the houses of Ramadi. God willing, we will liberate Ramadi soon.”