Middle East

Iraqi soldiers trapped as militants surround army base

In a picture taken with a smartphone on September 22, 2014, Iraqi tribal fighters, backing government forces, take a position behind a berm as they fire at Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Abu Risha district on the northern outskirts of the Iraqi Sunni Muslim city of Ramadi.AFP PHOTO/ AZHAR SHALLAL

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 25, 2014, on page 8.




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