The Islamic State terror group (also known as ISIS) just captured Ramadi, a provincial capital city just under 80 miles west of the country’s capital of Baghdad.
To put that in perspective for you before your long Memorial Day weekend, that puts ISIS closer to Baghdad than New York City is to East Hampton (which is a distance of about 102 miles).
The fighting started on Sunday when four bombs hit police in the southern part of Ramadi. Then three more suicide bombs went off at the city’s military headquarters, according to the BBC.
ISIS forces then completely took the city after Iraqi soldiers abandoned their positions. Ramadi (circled in red below) is the capital of Anbar, the largest province in the country.