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Iraqis Fleeing Ramadi Stream Across Bridge Into Baghdad


Thousands of Iraqis streamed across the Bzebiz bridge into Baghdad on May 21, following a decision by the government to ease restrictions on people entering the city. More than 40,000 people are seeking sanctuary after fleeing Ramadi, which was captured by Islamic State militants on May 15. Many had been stranded on open land after Iraqi authorities prevented them entering Baghdad, fearing that there may Islamic State infiltrators in their midst. (AP)


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