Iraq warns of attack on IS-held Ramadi

Iraqi supervision army allege during clashes with Islamic State militants in a western suburbs of Ramadi (21 Nov 2015)Image copyright
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Iraqi infantry and pro-government militiamen have radically encircled Ramadi

The Iraqi army has urged people vital in a centre of a Islamic State-held city of Ramadi to leave before an operation to retake it is launched.

A confidence source told a BBC leaflets had been forsaken by planes, warning residents a army designed to charge a city within a subsequent 24 hours.

The call, that was also promote on state television, told them to use an exit cumulative by a army to a south.

Ramadi was prisoner by IS in May in an annoying better for a Iraqi army.

Last month, a US infantry pronounced Iraqi infantry and pro-government militiamen had radically encircled a city, located about 90km (55 miles) to a west of Baghdad, and that conditions were set for a final assault.

‘Last warning’

On Monday, a confidence source told a BBC that a leaflets forsaken over Ramadi had urged civilians vital in a city centre to leave since supervision army were scheming to charge a city from a south, a west and a north.

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Ramadi residents warned a Iraqi army that IS militants were preventing them from leaving

They were suggested to conduct to a south-eastern Humayra district, where an exit had been secured, a source said.

“This is a final warning by a confidence army to a people inside Ramadi,” a source added. “The confidence army will charge a city, either residents are inside it or not.”

However, a orator for Ramadi residents called on a supervision to postpone a offensive.

The orator pronounced thousands of families were being hold by IS militants, who had set adult checkpoints and threatened to kill anyone who attempted to leave.

The US infantry believes there are between 600 and 1,000 IS militants in Ramadi.

It says they have grown a clever defensive complement in and around a city, including regulating makeshift bomb inclination (IEDs) to emanate minefields.

Earlier this month, Iraqi Kurdish army corroborated by US-led bloc atmosphere strikes recaptured a north-western city of Sinjar from IS in a vital operation.

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