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Islamic State group militants reportedly attacked an Iraqi base in Ramadi

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Islamic State group militants reportedly attacked an Iraqi base in Ramadi on Friday, just days after national troops announced they had liberated the city from the extremists’ control. According to posts on the SITE Intelligence Group’s website, the militants — also known as ISIS or ISIL — also claimed they had taken over about 20 army barracks and posted photos online of their fighters standing in the city’s main government complex.

Agence France-Presse confirmed only that ISIS had attacked an Iraqi army compound Friday in north Ramadi. “They used six suicide vehicles followed by a commando of fighters wearing explosive belts,” an unidentified military source told AFP. “They managed to take control of the base when the army had to pull out because it suffered casualties. … Iraqi forces have since counter-attacked and retaken control, with aerial coalition backing.”

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