ISIL's roadside bombs prolonging fight to win back Ramadi

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 5, 2015 at 4:41 PM
U.S. military officials cited improvised explosive devices littering the area around Ramadi as one reason for the holdup in the campaign to retake the Iraqi city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Col. Curtis Buzzard, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday that U.S.-trained Iraqi forces have cleared between 50 and 100 IEDs daily on routes toward the city. Buzzard in September returned from Iraq where he led...

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