Iraqi troops advanced Tuesday into the center of Ramadi in a fierce push to reclaim the city they lost to Islamic State (IS) militants seven months ago.
Sabah al-Numani, a spokesman for Iraq's counterterrorism service, said the fighting was happening in neighborhoods surrounding a government complex with support from the air force. Iraqi troops are removing roadside bombs as they try to push forward.
Numani told the French news agency the city will be cleared in 72 hours. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS ONLINE