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The battle to retake Ramadi is going nowhere – The Washington Post

The battle to retake Ramadi is going nowhere – The Washington Post

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces­ are struggling to make headway in their battle to retake the western city of Ramadi, highlighting shortcomings in Washington’s strategy to counter Islamic State militants.

Three months after the city’s fall, Iraqi forces­ have not yet surrounded the city 80 miles west of Baghdad, commanders say, the first stated aim of the counter­offensive.

Source: The battle to retake Ramadi is going nowhere – The Washington Post