Iraqi troops on Tuesday retook a neighborhood on the outskirts of Ramadi, a provincial capital west of Baghdad that was captured by the Islamic State group earlier this year, officials told The Associated Press.

The retaking of the area comes just over a week after Iraqi forces announced the capture of the Palestine Bridge, completing the encirclement of the city.

ISIS captured Ramadi in May, dealing the biggest blow to Iraqi forces since the fall of Mosul nearly a year before. The government soon announced a counter-offensive, but progress has been sluggish.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the press.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.