FROM Nour Malas
Shiite Forces Mobilize to Retake Ramadi The government of Iraq has deployed two powerful Shiite militias to help retake the city of Ramadi from ISIS, the so-called Islamic state, which captured it Sunday. It's a risky strategy in volatile Anbar Province, with its mix of Sunni tribesmen and other security units. Nour Malas is reporting from Baghdad for the Wall Street Journal . Special thanks to Sarah Sween for production assistance.
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