The most significant development today has been the security forces' success in clearing and securing the Office of Migration and the Displaced in the southwestern Ramadi district of Hawz. 8 ISIL gunmen were killed in the action. The security forces are now in a position to move into the other districts in the city's southern sector.
In Hit, security forces are still massed around the town, especially on its northern and northwestern areas. The western areas adjacent to the
boundary have now been mostly
liberated. The Anbar Operations Command has announced that more than 10,000
tribal volunteers are now receiving training at the Ayn Al-Asad base in
preparation for the operation to liberate the whole township. Baghdadi township
In Fallujah, clashes and indiscriminate bombardment exchanges are continuing between the ISIL gunmen within the city and the security forces surrounding it. A number of residential districts were hit in the exchanges. One civilian was killed and seven were wounded, but material damage has been severe.
In Garma, clashes are also continuing in most of the town's sectors.
The Anbar Council is still calling for substantial support for the province, particularly following the announcement that the province is now bankrupt.
Meanwhile the townships under ISIL control are still completely blockaded, with nothing being allowed into or out of the areas.