- The Washington Times - Friday, October 17, 2014

Iraq’s government has clamped down on Ramadi residents, imposing a curfew out of fear that Islamic State terrorists are very near to marching on the provincial capital.

Sabah Karhout, the chairman of the Anbar provincial council, said the midnight curfew — beginning Friday — is an attempt to control movement in and out of the city, The Associated Press reported.

The Islamic State has been gaining ground on sites near Ramadi in the last few weeks. The United States has been launching airstrikes to try and limit the terror group’s march, but with only the most limited of success.

Meanwhile, Iraqi military officials say they have in the works two different operations to retake key areas from the Islamic State around Tikrit and around the oil refinery in Beiji, AP reported.

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