Iraqi militias vow to push Islamic State from Fallujah, site of tough U.S. battle

By Loveday Morris, July 8, 2015

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s powerful ­Shiite militias are vowing to drive Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, setting off a panic in the city where U.S. Marines saw their bloodiest combat of the Iraq war.The militias’ campaign to ­besiege the city 40 miles west of Baghdad comes as Iraq’s U.S.-backed regular armed forces are gearing up for a counteroffensive in Ramadi, which fell to the Islamic State two months ago.Read full article >>