ISIS Kills Hundreds In Capture Of Iraqi City

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Thousands of Iran-backed militiamen were massing on Monday to help retake the city of Ramadi after ISIS captured the Anbar provincial capital in a stunning setback for Iraq’s government.

At least 500 people have been killed in Ramadi while around 8,000 have fled, a spokesman for the governor of Anbar told NBC News.

“There have been executions in the streets of Ramadi,” Muhanad Haimour said, describing how ISIS fighters used cars, bulldozers rigged with explosives and suicide bombers to overrun the city following a weeks-long fight for control.

“The situation in the city is absolutely terrible,” Haimour added. “The city is in very bad shape.”

“We are confident that we will regain control of the city in the days to come,” Haimour added, echoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who said from Seoul he was “absolutely confident” Ramadi’s takeover would be “reversed” in the coming days as forces are redeployed to the city.

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