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    Iraqi troops entered a central district of Ramadi, the capital of the country's western Anbar province, driving Daesh (Islamic State) jihadist militants out of their positions, a source in the military command of the province told Sputnik Tuesday.

    BAGHDAD (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Iraqi armed forces began an operation to liberate the center of Ramadi from Daesh terrorists, who have occupied the city since May. According to Iraqi intelligence, around 250 to 300 radical Islamist militants had been holding central districts of the city.

    "Anti-terrorist units entered the Bakr district located between the districts of Hamir and the government complex. They are clearing mines in the buildings," the source said.

    He added that the militants suffered serious casualties as a result of airstrikes in the area.

    Earlier in the day, Iraqi Army spokesman Yahya Rasoul Abdullah told Sputnik that the Iraqi Air Force and the aviation forces of the US-led international coalition, police and local militias are supporting the Iraqi Army in its offensive to reclaim the city of Ramadi from Daesh, which is outlawed in many countries including Russia.

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