Members of the Iraqi security force stand guard at a checkpoint in Ramadi October 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi Friday amid fears that ISIS was looking to advance on the strategically important city as attacks in Baghdad killed 28 people, officials said.ISIS and allied Sunni militants seized the Anbar city of Fallujah, parts of Ramadi and large rural areas of Anbar early this year. The loss of Fallujah -- where American troops engaged in some of the heaviest fighting of the more than eight-year U.S.-led war in the country -- foreshadowed the later loss of Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul and much of the north. Ramadi has not completely fallen to ISIS over the past months, in part because key Sunni tribes in the city have not allowed it to.Friday, Iraqi troops pressed on with operations in Salahuddin province to retake key areas from the Sunni militants between the city of Tikrit, which mostly remains in the control of the Sunni militant group, and the town of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery.
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