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Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS) group have overrun one of the last remaining districts held by government forces in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, security officials have said.
Iraqi special forces soldiers were reported to be fleeing the city on Sunday as the armed group succeeded in breaching their last holdout. The armed group had earlier made significant gains in its battle to control Ramadi, besieging the army base and killing 15 soldiers in multiple suicide car bomb attacks.
Al Jazeera‘s Kimberly Halkett reports: