Latest News Wires Battle for Ramadi: US, Iraq arming Sunni militias to push back against Islamic State

The focus on Ramadi comes as the Pentagon announced plans to buy weapons for Sunni militias, working with the Iraqi government to propose a national guard system for loyal tribesmen.

By , Associated Press

Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.