VOA: Islamic State Claims to Seize Ramadi

The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed to have seized the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi, giving the militants their largest victory this year after days of intense clashes.

In Washington, the Pentagon refused to confirm the IS statement, saying only that Ramadi remains "fluid and contested." But others, including a spokesman for the governor of Anbar province, said government solders were fleeing the city.

WNU Editor: To say that this is a disaster is an understatement. The U.S. reaction to the fall of the city has sadly become all too predictable .... If Iraq's Ramadi falls, U.S. will help Baghdad take it back later -Pentagon (Reuters)

More News On The Fall Of Of Ramadi

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group -- AP
Iraq's Anbar in 'total collapse', on brink of falling to Islamic State -- Reuters
Islamic State 'seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi' -- BBC
Ramadi 'falls to Isis fighters' despite Iraqi PM's call for reinforcements -- The Guardian
Key Iraqi City Falls to ISIS as Last of Security Forces Flee -- NYT
Islamic State Seizes Control of Iraqi City of Ramadi -- WSJ
Sunni Militants Islamic State Take Iraq’s Ramadi -- Bloomberg
ISIS takes Ramadi as reinforcements surge into city -- CNN
Officials: Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State -- USA Today
Islamic State: We have taken Ramadi -- CSM
Islamic State seizes Ramadi, counters U.S. claim terrorist group on defensive -- Washington Times
ISIL seizes control of Iraq's Ramadi -- Al Jazeera
ISIS claims full control of Ramadi after Iraqi troops abandon positions -- RT
Displaced Iraqis fleeing Ramadi caught between ISIL and sectarian militias -- National Post/Washington Post
Islamic State's capture of Ramadi huge setback for Iraqi government -- Sydney Morning Herald
'Terrible Day,' as Iraq Says City of Ramadi Falls to ISIS -- ABC News

Update: Reports of mass killings .... like what happened after the fall of Mosul .... are now being reported .... Reports of Mass Killings after Ramadi Falls to ISIS (AP).

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