Military personnel in Iraq have dropped leaflets to residents in Ramadi telling them that they must evacuate within 72 hours.
Iraqi military are preparing to conduct a major military operation in the ISIS controlled city, an anonymous soldier told Reuters.
“It is an indication that a major military operation to retake the city center will start soon,” the source said.
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Last week Iraqi security forces said they had made advances on two fronts in Ramadi, clearing Islamic State militants from a key military command base and the sprawling neighborhood of al-Taamim on the western rim of the city.
Iraqi intelligence estimates the number of Islamic State fighters that are entrenched in the centre of Ramadi at 250 to 300.