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Iraqis flee fighting near Ramadi

By SAMEER N. YACOUB The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 17, 2015 at 2:28 a.m. Updated April 17, 2015 at 2:28 a.m.

People leave their hometown Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants pressing their offensive for Ramadi, the capital of western Anbar province, has forced more than 2,000 families to flee from their homes in the area, an Iraqi official said Thursday. The Sunni militants' push on Ramadi, launched Wednesday when the Islamic State group captured three villages on the city's eastern outskirts, has become the most significant threat so far to the provincial capital of Anbar.

BAGHDAD -- More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State extremist group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops.

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