Fall of Ramadi

Print edition : June 26, 2015

Iraqi security forces defending their headquarters against I.S. fighters during a sandstorm in the eastern part of Ramadi on May 14. Photo: AP

An aerial view taken in 2009 of part of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, which the I.S. seized on May 18, 2015. About half of Syria's territory is in I.S. hands. Photo: AFP/CHRISTOPHE CHARON

Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents fleeing Ramadi wait to cross the Bzeibez bridge, on the south-western frontier of Baghdad, on May 20. Photo: AFP/SABAH ARAR

With Ramadi succumbing to the Islamic State, a large part of Iraq is now under the sway of the extremist outfit.
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