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Oct 19, 2014 6:05 AM

Iraqi authorities lift curfew in Anbar capital

The Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi authorities in the country's western Anbar province have lifted a curfew imposed Friday in the provincial capital of Ramadi over fears that the militants might try to advance on the city.

Anbar provincial council chairman Sabah Karhout said Sunday that the curfew was lifted the previous day.

Karhout says Islamic State militants continue to shell some neighborhoods with mortar rounds but have failed to seize additional territory in the city.

The group has been making gains around Ramadi in recent weeks against the embattled Iraqi military, despite ongoing U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on the militants.


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