The Guardian: Iraqi militias head to Anbar after fall of provincial capital to Isis

Iraqi defence ministry says reinforcements on the way after Islamic State claims full control over Ramadi

Iraqi militias have begun mobilising towards the predominantly Sunni Anbar province in a belated effort to push back against Islamic State, which seized the region’s capital city on Sunday.

“We invite our people in Anbar to remain steadfast and hold their ground as reinforcements from your brothers in Hashd al-Shaabi are coming,” the Iraqi defence ministry said. The Hashd is a conglomerate of fighters including mainly Shia militias and pro-government local Sunni fighters who have taken up arms against Isis.

More News On Iranian Backed Shiite Militias Gathering Near the Iraqi City Of Ramadi

Shi'ite forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State -- Reuters
IS-held Ramadi: Shia militias gather near Iraqi city -- BBC
Iran-aligned Shiite militias gather to join fight against Islamic State gains -- Washington Post
Iran-backed Shiite militias assemble near Iraq's Ramadi -- USA Today
Shi’ite forces to battle ISIL militants in Iraq’s Anbar province -- Euronews
Islamic State: Shiite militia deployed to recapture Ramadi; John Kerry 'confident' jihadists will be expelled -- ABC News (Australia)
Iraq's Shia militias poised to fight ISIL in fallen city of Ramadi -- Al Jazeera
ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next? -- Jethro Mullen and Yousuf Basil, CNN

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