Iraq official: 500 killed, 8,000 fled as Ramadi fell to IS

A spokesman for the governor of Iraq’s Anbar province said Monday that about 500 people – both civilians and Iraqi soldiers – are estimated to have been killed over the past few days as the city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group. The estimates follow a shocking defeat as Islamic State seized control of the Anbar provincial capital on Sunday, sending Iraqi forces fleeing in a major loss despite the support of US-led airstrikes targeting the extremists.



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