raqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, left, who was touring Anbar province, visiting army units, shakes hands with a Sunni tribesman at Camp Habbaniyah. File photo: Reuters
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Iraq’s army said on Sunday it had defeated militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in a provincial capital west of Baghdad, the first major victory for the U.S.-trained force since it collapsed in the face of an assault by the militants 18 months ago.
Victory in Ramadi, capital of mainly Sunni-Muslim Anbar province in the Euphrates River valley west of the capital, deprives ISIS militants of their biggest prize of 2015.