World Islamic State: We have taken Ramadi

Just a day after Baghdad sent reinforcements to help its battered forces in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province, Islamic State militants claim to have seized the entire city. Some outside sources confirm the claim.


The Islamic State group claimed Sunday to hold the entire Iraqi city of Ramadi after security forces fled following a series of suicide car bomb attacks. Iraqi officials disagreed with each other over whether the city had fallen, though the country's prime minister ordered security forces not to abandon their posts across Anbar province.