Iraqis Flee Ramadi as ISIS Advance towards the City

Collection with 8 media items created by Arshed

Iraq 15 Apr 2015 00:00

Photos shot on a mobile phone show hundreds of Iraqis stuck in traffic as they attempt to flee Ramadi and the surrounding villages. ISIS militants launched a large offensive on Wednesday 15, April, and were able to seize control over the villages of Sjariyah, Albu-Ghanim and Soufiya, which had been under government control. The locals fear that the advance could reach Ramadi giving ISIS control over the capital of Anbar, Iraq’s largest province. ISIS insurgents are now about 100Km from Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad air base, where hundreds of US and coalition forces have been training Iraqi troops.

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Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

Hundreds of Iraqis trapped in traffic as the attempt to flee Ramadi and the surrounding villages.

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Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

A mother carries her handicapped son on her back as she attempts to flee the area.

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Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

A truck carrying Iraqis who are trying to flee from ISIS.

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Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

Hundreds of Iraqis trapped in traffic as the attempt to flee Ramadi and the surrounding villages.

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Iraqis Flee Ramadi as ISIS Advance to...
Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

Hundreds of Iraqis trapped in traffic as they attempt to flee Ramadi and the surrounding villages.

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Iraqis Flee Ramadi as ISIS Advance to...
Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

Iraqi family load their possessions on the back of a truck as they leave their home fleeing ISIS.

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Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

Children of the Sunni tribes carry guns at one of the entrances to Ramadi.

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Ramadi
By Arshed
15 Apr 2015

Children of the Sunni tribes carry guns at one of the entrances to Ramadi.