Iraqi security forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters place ISIS militants' bodies in a truck, as they celebrate the repulsion of the ISIS attack in Haditha, 240 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo)
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ISIS has stepped up attacks on the western Iraqi town of Haditha, where at least 45 Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal fighters have been killed in clashes over the past three days and another 30 wounded, according to Iraqi officials.The attacks come after Iraqi forces aided by U.S.-led airstrikes drove ISIS militants out of the city center of Ramadi, the capital of the sprawling Anbar province west of Baghdad. Iraqi forces held onto Haditha and a nearby hydroelectric dam as ISIS overran much of Anbar province in the summer of 2014 .The coalition officials downplayed the recent attacks on Haditha, describing them as an attempt to distract attention from the recent loss of Ramadi.
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