US Reaffirms Support for Iraqi Offensive to Retake Ramadi

U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his government's support for Iraq's prime minister and the decision to plan an operation to retake control of Ramadi, as Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias gathered outside the western city.

The troops and militias have had prior success in recapturing Tikrit, but Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said Tuesday that taking back Ramadi is more challenging given that Iraqi forces abandoned a vast array of American military equipment when they fled the city. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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