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Ramadi, Iraq—Iraqi security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by ISIS militants on May 14, a few days before the Islamist group overran the town. The United States acknowledged that the capture of Ramadi, the capital of the Sunni-dominated Anbar province in western Iraq, was a setback, but said it would be wrong to read too much into it. At least 500 people were killed in the fight, and 8,000 residents fled as government forces withdrew. The Iraqi government mobilized Shiite militia fighters to help retake Ramadi, a move likely to deepen the influence of Iran in the region. slideshow