Fighters from the Badr Brigades Shiite militia clash with ISIS militants at the front line, on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Iraq has for the first time deployed troops trained by the U.S.-led coalition in their campaign to retake the city of Ramadi from ISIS militants, sending 3,000 of them in recent days, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.The Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, were in the process of encircling Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, in an effort to choke off ISIS supplies and trap their fighters, ahead of a push to seize the city, Warren said.The Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, were in the process of encircling Ramadi in an effort to choke off ISIS supplies and trap their fighters, ahead of a push to seize the city, Warren said.The United States estimates there are about 1,000 to 2,000 ISIS fighters in Ramadi, Warren said.
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