Saturday, August 23, 2014

23 August 2014

In Al-Baghdadi, a car bomb was detonated today as it was approaching one of the bridges within the town; 5 residents were killed including 3 children and 6 others were wounded by the blast which also caused substantial material damage.

Air strikes were launched today on Haditha township; however, security, tribal, and 'Awakenings' forces are still holding out against repeated attempts by the gunmen to penetrate into the town after having seized all of the surrounding rural areas.

In Fallujah, 4 residents were killed and 9 were wounded today by the bombardment of some of the city's residential districts.

In Al-Garma, aerial bombardment and clashes have killed 3 residents and wounded 4 others.The Anbar Operations Command has announced that 5 ISIL gunmen were also  killed by the bombardment.

In Ramadi, the city is relatively calm and there have been some families returning to their homes in the central and northern residential districts. Meetings have been taking place at the Provincial Council where there is some apparent confusion over the formation of defensive brigades to relieve the military forces that have been deployed in some of the city's districts.

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