Monday, October 20, 2014

20 October 2014

In Amiriyat Al-Fallujah, south of Fallujah city, a car bomb was detonated alongside a passing military motorcade that included a vehicle carrying the commander of the 8th Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Sabah Ali, who was instantly killed, along with two of his aides. Clashes quickly erupted between ISIL gunmen who control parts of the town and security forces supported by tribal fighters within the town.

In Fallujah, shelling of the city's residential districts has killed at least 13 civilians and wounded 17 others, according to updated casualty figures.

In Garma, there were intermittent clashes in the area adjacent to Fallujah.

In Hit township, intermittent clashes are continuing in the southern and northeastern sectors of the town that are still held by security forces and tribal fighters.

Baghdadi is still totally surrounded and isolated and its residents are experiencing severe food and fuel shortages. Dozens of families are trying to make their out to safer areas.

In Ramadi, gunmen in two of the city's districts clashed with security forces supported by army airstrikes accompanied by loud explosions, but we have no casualty or damage reports yet.

Displaced families that are still sheltering in school buildings are also facing food and fuel shortages, amid a drop in temperatures.

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