Iran-led forces thrown back from ISIS-held Ramadi

DEBKAfile: The Iran-led offensive to recover the central Iraqi town of Ramadi from ISIS is stalled on all three axes and taking heavy casualties. It was launched Saturday from three points by a combined force of the Iraqi army, Iranian Al Qods Brigades and pro-Iranian Shiite militias, and has no success so far in breaking through ISIS defense lines. Top US soldier Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Baghdad when the offensive was launched.  

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