In Ramadi, since last night and into this afternoon, there have been clashes that have been the fiercest since about six months ago. The gunmen, who seem set for a full assault on the seat of the local government, are now once again in control of positions in the 5 Kilo, 7 Kilo, and Al-Ta'meem districts that had recently been under the control of government forces.
In Fallujah, since dawn yesterday and into the early hours of this morning, fierce gunfights, clashes, and shelling have been continuing. The casualty count for yesterday lists 8 residents killed and 32 wounded. A count through noontime today lists 4 residents killed and 9 wounded by the shelling of numerous districts of the city.
In Al-Garma, most of the towns residential districts were being shelled, leaving 10 residents wounded, including 2 women.
In western Anbar, the four main townships are being controlled by the gunmen. Iraqi warplanes have attacked positions believed to be held by groups of gunmen.
The two remaining townships, including Haditha, are still besieged by gunmen, but security, army, and police forces have been reinforced at the Haditha Dam.
There are still widespread shortages of food and fuel.