A car-bomb was detonated today by its suicide driver at a checkpoint manned by anti-terrorist forces in
killing 10 people, including 6 soldiers and 4 civilians, and wounding at least
17 others, most of them civilians. Stringent security have been implemented
following the blast. Baghdadi township
Another car-bomb was detonated in Hit, close to a gathering of security personnel waiting for the order to assault the town. The blast killed 4 and wounded 7 of the soldiers.
In Fallujah, a source at the
reported today that 16 residents were killed and 24 wounded, most of them women
and children, in the renewed bombardment of the city's residential districts. General Hospital
Meanwhile the volunteers and security forces are reported to have been supplied with their new weapons and munitions, in preparation for the military operation that will specifically target Hit, seeking revenge for those who were massacred by ISIL gunmen recently.
The Anbar Council announced today the formation of a coalition of 40 tribes from all over Anbar, in order to combat ISIL. The coalition will operate within a cooperation framework with security forces, police forces, and the Anbar Operations Command. The aim is to arm the tribesmen so that they can play their part in liberating the areas that have been taken over by the ISIL gunmen.
The local government in Anbar has given its blessing to the formation of the coalition, and is to call on the
Baghdad central government to cooperate in
arming all of the tribes for their confrontation with ISIL.