Islamic State Retreats in Iraq as Military Retakes Key City

  • Key regional city had been held by militant group since May
  • Offensive a day after Islamic State leader cites strength

Iraqi security forces after recapturing Ramadi. Photographer: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi officials said security forces recaptured a second strategic city from Islamic State militants, dealing a blow to the group’s military campaign in OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer.

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