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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