Iraq forces evacuate hundreds of civilians from Ramadi

Iraqi forces secure an area in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, on January 10, 2016, after retaking the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadistsIraqi forces evacuated 635 civilians from Ramadi Sunday as they continued to clear the city two weeks after declaring victory against the Islamic State group, security officials said. Federal forces retook the strategic government compound in the centre of the capital of Anbar province late last month but they have yet to assert full control over the city. “Forces from the counter-terrorism service and the Anbar police evacuated 635 civilians,” said Major General Sami Kadhem al-Aredhi, a commander of elite troops in Ramadi.

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