Al Jazeera: ISIL seizes main government compound in Ramadi

Officials say group has taken major complex, giving nearly full control over Anbar's provincial capital.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has taken over the main government compound in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, and edged closer to what would be their biggest victory in Iraq this year, officials have said.

The fighters seized the government complex at around 1100GMT on Friday and raised the group's black flag, capping an offensive launched a day ago, a police officer said.

ISIL "now occupies the government centre in Ramadi and has also raised its flag over the police HQ for Anbar," the police major told the AFP news agency, speaking on condition of anonymity.

More News On The Iraqi Provincial Capital of Ramadi Falling To The Islamic State

ISIS Fighters Seize Government Headquarters in Ramadi, Iraq -- NYT
Islamic State raises flag over local government building in Iraq's Ramadi -- Reuters
Islamic State crisis: Militants seize Ramadi stronghold -- BBC
Islamic State gains control of most of key Iraqi city -- Washington Post
ISIS seizes government compound in Iraq's Ramadi -- FOX News/AP
Iraq: ISIL raises black flag over local government building in Ramadi -- Euronews
Islamic State Seizes Center of Key Iraqi City, Raises Flag -- Bloomberg
Islamic State Raises Flag Over Ramadi -- VOA
Islamic State seizes government center in Ramadi -- Long War Journal
British suicide bomber blows himself up as ISIS hoist their flag over Iraqi city of Ramadi following year-long battle -- Daily Mail
Islamic State Attacks Iraq's Ramadi With 6 Suicide Car Bombs, Raises Flag on Government Building -- Newsweek
ISIS on offensive in Iraqi city of Ramadi, governor says -- CNN

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