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The Ramadi Strategy

The lesson: Keep Shiite militias out of fights for Sunni cities.

Victory.

Photographer: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

The retaking of Ramadi by Iraqi security forces this past weekend was a blow to Islamic State. It's less clear that it amounts to a major victory for the government in Baghdad, but it at least demonstrates that its U.S.-backed strategy for recapturing territory in Sunni-dominated parts of the country is sound.

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