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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    Iraqi soldiers have detained one of the leaders of the Islamic State jihadist group, in the Iraq’s Ramadi, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The identity of the leader of Daesh militants has not been disclosed, Sky News Arabia reported Saturday.

    On Tuesday, Iraqi troops launched an offensive in Anbar against the Daesh jihadists. The main aim of the offensive is to liberate Ramadi, the biggest city of the province, from the militants.

    Daesh, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate on territories under its control. The group is currently considered to be one of the main threats to global security.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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