ISIS on the offensive in Iraq


At least 11 are reported dead after ISIS launched an offensive overnight in the city of Ramadi in Iraq Friday.

Black flags are now hanging over the government site in the city that sits about 60 miles west of Baghdad. The militant group attacked Ramadi using six suicide bombers, and seized the city center where the Anbar governorate compound sits.

Police are reporting that government forces in Iraq are still in control of a military compound just west of the city - though fighting has continued throughout the day.

According to NBC News, ISIS has been fighting to seize control of Ramadi since last year, but gained ground in the north and east in the past few months.

According to the United Nations refugee agency and Iraqi government, more than 100,000 people have fled the area in the last month alone - many to neighboring Baghdad.

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