(FOX NEWS) ISIS fighters launched a major offensive just miles from a U.S. air base where American military advisers are stationed on Thursday, a senior security official and a tribal leader told NBC News.
Violent clashes broke out between Iraqi security forces supported by Sunni tribesman and ISIS fighters in Al-Baghdadi in western Anbar province. By Friday morning, Iraqi forces were back in control of the town, according to a security source.
ISIS fighters descended on Al-Baghdadi from several directions on Thursday and were able to take over the central police station in the town, as well as some other government buildings. They also burned a civic building where Iraqis obtain national ID cards and targeted Al-Baghdadi's communication towers, according to a security official and Ghazi Al-Gu'ood, a sheikh from Albu Nimer tribe.
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