Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi
Members of the Iraqi army and Shi'ite fighters launch a mortar toward Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the city of Falluja - REUTERS

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants inwestern Iraq on Sunday, advancing on the city of Ramadi one week after it fell to the insurgents.

A police major and a pro-government Sunni tribal fighter in the area said they had retaken the town of Husaiba al-Sharqiya, about 10 km east of Ramadi, with the help of Shi’ite paramilitaries.

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