The latest developments here in Anbar: 9 mortar rounds have struck the Emergency Room at the
: there were no
casualties, but structural damage was heavy. This is the eighth time that
mortar fire from unknown sources have hit the hospital which is the only
facility that can receive those being injured in the military operations. Fallujah General
The shelling of the city since last night and into this afternoon has killed or injured 53 people, including 45 whose injuries vary in their severity. Most of the dead and injured are women and children.
has announced the latest casualty totals since the beginning of the crisis
fourth months ago up to today: more than 300 have been killed and 1,332 have been
wounded as a result of the fighting. Fallujah General Hospital
Heavy clashes have been raging in the southwestern sector of Al-Garma, northeast of Fallujah, and a number of mortar rounds within the town.
South of Fallujah, in the town of
mortar fire has killed 2 people and wounded 4 others. Clashes are still
ongoing in the area of the water plant in the town beginning with an attempt by
gunmen to seize the plant. Strict security measures are in force at the
The flooding situation in southern Fallujah and in Abu Ghraib remains critical, with the gunmen still in control of the Fallujah barrage, and with flood waters inundating areas within the
In the western Anbar
, two car bombs were detonated
yesterday. A third attack, by a suicide bomber, targeted the main entrance of
the township of Hit and killed 4 people and
injured 7 others. The township has been completely surrounded and search
operations are being carried out, after reports of more car bombs and suicide
bombers preparing to launch attacks. Hit Hospital
Ballots cast in last week's elections are still being counted at the Baghdad International Fair. Some political bloc representatives are naming alleged winners in the balloting, but the Election Commission in Anbar has denied these claims, stressing that there no final results yet. Everyone is awaiting the results in the hope that they will bring the sought-after changes to Anbar's representation in the Iraqi parliament.