BBC: Islamic State crisis: Iraq will take back Ramadi 'in days' - PM Abadi

The Iraqi city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State (IS) militants "in days", Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC.

But he said more support was needed from international coalition partners.

Iraqi forces have suffered a number of defeats at the hands of IS over the past year, and fled from a smaller militant force in Ramadi last week.

On Sunday, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said that the rout showed Iraqi troops lacked the will to fight.


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