Military operations in Anbar are ongoing on three fronts:
In Haditha, the town is still blockaded; yesterday there was a fierce clash, and there were airstrikes believed by some to have been carried out by
warplanes on the town's periphery; at least 21 ISIL gunmen were killed and a
number of their vehicles were destroyed.
The head of the Haditha Municipality, Abdul-Hakeem Al-Jughaify, confirmed that the situation within the town is fully under control, but also called on the central government to provide additional weapons and ammunition in order to thwart the gunmen's attempts to penetrate into the town.
In Fallujah, the past three days have witnessed an escalation in the bombardment of the city; the latest casualty count lists 13 residents killed and 19 others wounded by the shelling of a number of the city's residential districts.
In Al-Garma, 4 residents were killed and 9 were wounded in the bombardment of several of the town's districts.
In Ramadi, security forces have advanced toward entering the city's western districts that had fallen to the gunmen, but airstrikes reported by security sources as having been carried out by U.S. warplanes have provided a morale boost to the advancing security forces.
In Hit, there is growing concern that the gunmen will attempt to assault the township in the coming days or even hours.