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After seizing Ramadi, IS presses Anbar campaign

After taking Anbar's capital, IS fighters are seizing more territory and threatening the Habbaniya air base, a key staging area for a potential Iraqi counter-attack.
Iraqi security forces battle militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in Ramadi, in Anbar province, on May 14, 2015. (STRINGER/Reuters)

BAGHDAD - The Islamic State (IS) group is battling swiftly toward a key Iraqi military base in Anbar – building on momentum from its recent takeover of Ramadi – in an apparent campaign to consolidate its control of the province.

IS militants are pushing toward the al-Habbaniya air base, east of Ramadi, which is one of the Iraqi government's few major staging areas in Anbar from which it can potentially launch counter-attacks.

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