We will take back Ramadi from IS soon, says Iraqi PM Abadi

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Baghdad, May 25: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was confident that Ramadi could be recaptured in days, media reported.

Iraqi forces will take back Ramadi from Islamic State (ISIS) militants in days if we get more support from international international coalition partners, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was quoted as saying by BBC.

 Ramadi could be recaptured

Iraq has faced number of defeats at the hands of ISIS over the past year. Ramadi was captured by the ISIS militants recently.

Shia militias have been deployed in the area to try to stop the ISIS advance.
"It makes my heart bleed because we lost Ramadi, but I can assure you we can bring it back soon," he said.

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ISIS militants retook Husayba, east of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province on Saturday. Heavy fighting was reported in the area on Sunday.

But the prime minister said Iraq needed more international support as many ISIS fighters were slipping into Iraq from Syria and bringing new tactics to the fight.

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