The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has controlled the city of Ramadi since May. It seized the city center after Iraqi troops fled. The assault included suicide bombings - 18 suicide car bombs reportedly went off at once.
Terrorism, extremism and chaos will continue as long as Baghdad is torn apart and politicians are confused.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
Fighting returned to Anbar - which shares borders with Jordan and Saudi Arabia - after U.S. forces began participating in anti-ISIS operations. They are only fighting via the air force, and are directing Iraqi forces and Sunni tribes via consultants and intelligence. “The coalition forces wish to expel ISIS from Ramadi as soon as possible, but this may take a few weeks,” said a U.S. commander.