Haditha has today been the scene of violent clashes on three fronts that the gunmen are using in their renewed attempt at penetrating into the town; there was fierce resistance on these northern, eastern, and southern fronts, as well as air attacks on three of the gunmen's positions on the northern and northeastern front. According to a security source, 14 gunmen were killed and 6 of the vehicles they were using were destroyed. Reports also indicate that the air strikes were carried out by
In Fallujah, an early casualty count shows that 9 residents were killed and 14 were wounded by the bombardment of many of the city's residential districts, the Al-Sichir area to the north, and the Al-Nu'aimiya area to the south.
A casualty count in Al-Garma shows that 3 residents have been killed and 9 were wounded by the bombardment of the town during the last few hours.
In Ramadi, 2,000 men are being trained and equipped to bolster the security forces. They have been dubbed 'the Quick-Response Elite Brigade' and will be used in the fight against ISIL forces. The tribal sheikhs have agreed with the Anbar governor to use these men within Ramadi.
Meanwhile, a car-bomb was detonated in central Ramadi a short time ago; first reports tell of 4 residents being killed and 6 wounded by the blast; 3 members of the security forces were also killed.
The western Anbar regions - Hit, Ana, Al-Rutba, and Al-Qa'im - are still under the gunmen's control as they have been for more than 3 months.