US hails recapture of Ramadi by 'brave Iraqi forces'

The United States on Monday welcomed the Iraqi forces’ victory over the Islamic State group in the city of Ramadi. “We commend the government of Iraq and the brave Iraqi forces that are displaying tremendous perseverance and courage in this fight,” Secretary of State John Kerry said. Iraq had earlier declared that it had liberated Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province west of Baghdad, and was sweeping it for bombs and booby traps left behind by IS fighters.

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