Fierce clashes have taken place in Haditha between the gunmen and security forces supported by tribal fighters. The forces within the town were able to repel an attack by the gunmen who were pushed out of their positions in and around the Birwana area that includes several rural villages. Security forces say they have killed at least 7 of the gunmen.
In the areas around Al-Baghdadi and Hit, the gunmen are still dispersing leaflets in which they are threatening an incursion into the towns within hours or a few days.
In Fallujah, 4 residents were killed and 7 were wounded by the shelling/bombardment of a number of the city's residential districts.
To the northeast, in Al-Garma, clashes and shelling have killed 3 residents and wounded 7.
Meanwhile, the main towns of western Anbar have now spent one month under the control of the extremist gunmen who are administering the towns; they have re-opened government offices after changing their names. However, intermittent air strikes are still being launched against groups of gunmen in some of these areas. Yesterday, the area along the border with Syria was also attacked.