The most significant development today has been the attack against Haditha, carried by an armed ISIL group on three fronts: from the north, from the west, and from the south. However, the fierce resistance facing the gunmen prevented them from penetrating into the town. A security source inside Haditha has confirmed that as of right now 11 gunmen have been killed and at least 4 of their vehicles have been destroyed. The killing of an 'Awakenings' fighter inside the town has resulted in an attack on the house that had been used by one of the gunmen's leaders. This led to the eruption of clashes inside the town in which at least 6 residents were wounded.
The Anbar Provincial Council announced today that the central government and the Prime Minister designate, Haider Al-Abadi, have agreed to form an armed unit consisting of 20,000 men to help in controlling the security situation in Ramadi.
In Fallujah, an announcement today reports that 9 residents have been killed and 33 wounded by yesterday's bombardment of numerous residential central and northern districts.
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Military operations are continuing in the northeastern sector of Ramadi. These daily clashes usually erupt at about dawn and continue into the noontime hours.
The plight of the displaced people in Anbar remains unchanged, most of whom are affirming that they have not received any of the funds allocated to them nearly 2 months ago.