The Pentagon announced Friday that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been pushed out of Al Baghdadi, a town in western Iraq just five miles from an air base where hundreds of Marines are stationed.

“Iraqi Security Forces and Tribal Fighters from the Anbar region have successfully cleared Al Baghdadi of [ISIS], retaking both the police station and three Euphrates River bridges,” said defense officials from the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

Furthermore, they said, Iraqi forces with coalition support have pushed ISIS from seven villages northwest of Al Baghdadi. […]