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FOX News: Pentagon admits terror group 'has the advantage'

ISIS overran the beleaguered Iraqi army to take control of the key city of Ramadi Sunday, killing an estimated 500 soldiers and civilians, sending thousands of residents fleeing for their lives and grabbing up U.S.-issued arms left behind as the embattled nation's fighters fled, witnesses reported.

The takeover followed a three-day siege that began with a wave of ISIS car bombs and which dealt a devastating blow to the Baghdad government and the U.S. forces providing logistical support. On Monday, Shia militias converged on the city, some 70 miles west of the capital, a bid retake it.

WNU Editor: This is a major blow. What is even more concerning is that the Iraqi soldiers who fled Ramadi were the country's elite soldiers .... Elite Iraqi units abandon Ramadi in biggest Islamic State win since Mosul (Stars and Stripes).

More News On U.S. Reaction To The Fall Of Ramadi

Islamic State seizes Ramadi, counters U.S. claim terrorist group on defensive -- Washington Times
US says situation in Ramadi 'contested' after IS claims takeover -- AFP
If Iraq's Ramadi falls, U.S. will help Baghdad take it back later: Pentagon -- Reuters
US contests 'Islamic State' claim of full control in Ramadi -- Deutsche Welle
US leads airstrikes against IS near Ramadi -- RTE
US-Led Coalition Steps Up Airstrikes in Ramadi -- VOA
U.S.-led coalition targets ISIS in Ramadi -- Al Arabiya/Reuters
Islamic State: Shiite militia deployed to recapture Ramadi; John Kerry 'confident' jihadists will be expelled -- ABC News (Australia)

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