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U.S.-backed offensive in Iraq gets off to a disappointing start

“A U.S.-backed military offensive against Islamic State fighters faltered in its first week as several hundred militants entrenched in the provincial capital of Ramadi withstood punishing airstrikes and held off a far-larger force of Iraqi ground troops, senior U.S. and coalition commanders said Saturday.”

Source: U.S.-backed offensive in Iraq gets off to a disappointing start – LA Times

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