The overall security situation is one of public approval with regard to the decrease in military operations. Following the period of the advances made by ISIL gunmen, there is a semblance of greater stability brought about by the precision of U.S. airstrikes against ISIL groups and positions in most parts of Anbar, including the Syrian border region.
U.S. warplanes have carried out strikes on a number of ISIL gunmen positions: in the area nearby the Haditha Dam that the gunmen had tried to approach; an Anbar Command source announced that at least 34 gunmen were killed and 13 of their vehicles destroyed; stockpiles of munitions around the area of the dam were also destroyed by the airstrikes. Meanwhile, the nearby town of Birwana has been completely secured. Otherwise, Haditha's environs are relatively calm following the clashes that broke out last night.
U.S. warplanes have also attacked gunmen positions in the governorate's western desert areas.
The situation is relatively calm, resulting in the return of many families to their homes in the central and northern districts of the city.
The bombardment of numerous residential districts has resumed today. A General Hospital source has said that 3 residents were killed and 7 wounded by the bombardment.
Four residences were hit by the ongoing bombardment of the town; 2 residents were killed and 6 were wounded.