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  1. ISIS Seizes Control of Ramadi, Iraqi Troops Flee

    It was their biggest victory this year, but they’d better watch their backs. The militants — just a day after the U.S. killed ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf in Syria — have repelled soldiers from the central Iraqi city. They’ve ransacked military supplies, taking weapons and leaving the bodies of men, women and children in their wake. The city’s fall comes despite American airstrikes and Iraqi efforts to regain control of the western province, and has prompted Baghdad to send Iran-backed Shiite militias in to retake the city.

    NYT, BBC

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