Islamic State advances east from Iraq's Ramadi towards army base

May 18, 2015 16:12

Islamic State militants advanced east on Monday from the Iraqi city of Ramadi towards an army base where Shi'ite paramilitaries were massing for a counter-offensive, witnesses and a military officer said.

The Habbaniya base is located around 30 km (20 miles) east of Ramadi along the road to the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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