Publication Date : Friday 17 October 2014 17:32
Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants
Iraqi officials in the western Anbar province say a curfew has been imposed in the provincial capital Ramadi over fears that ISIS might try to advance on the city.
Sabah Karhout, the chairman of the Anbar provincial council, says the curfew began at midnight Friday as part of an effort to limit movement in and out of the city.
ISIS has been making gains around Ramadi in recent weeks against the embattled Iraqi military, despite ongoing U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on the militants.
Two Iraqi military officials, speaking anonymously because they are not authorized to brief the media, say major operations are underway in Salahuddin province to retake key areas from the Sunni militants around Tikrit and the Beiji oil refinery.