After a seven-month occupation by ISIS forces, the key western Iraqi city of Ramadi has been liberated, Iraqi military officials announced Monday, and a weeklong battle to retake the stronghold. “The security forces have entered the governmental buildings and raised the Iraqi flags over them after killing many ISIS militants, and the rest have escaped,” said Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool. Officials said sporadic fighting continued in pockets of the city, though the victory had been secured. Ramadi is the third success for Iraqi forces and their allies in three months, including the oil center of Beiji in October and Sinjar in November.
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