Iraq War 2015 – Iraqi Army Loses Ramadi To IS Mlitants After Heavy Fighting. The Iraqi army just lost the battle for Ramadi as the town was recently taken by IS militants after the Iraqi Army made significant gains but lost them later. Footage shows how IS takes Ramadi after heavy fighting with the Iraqi Army. Ramadi is one of the major cities in Iraq and is located just 70 mile west of Baghdad. The fall of Ramadi was caused by the fact that the already weakened IS militants inside the city got reinforced by fresh fighter from the outside what was failed to interrupt by the Iraqi army.