Monday, November 17, 2014

17 November 2014

In the village of Jubba in Baghdadi township, two suicide bombers detonated the cars they were driving: one at the bridge linking Jubba to Baghdadi, and the second also in Jubba across from Haditha. The blasts did not cause any casualties but inflicted heavy structural damage. Gunfire erupted following the blasts, with some witnesses saying that the ISIL gunmen were trying to seize the village, one of the few that are still controlled by security forces.

In Ramadi, the level of fighting is escalating in the southern and southwestern sectors of the city, and also in the city western districts. Security forces are still stressing that the liberation of these areas is still in its early stages, but that the aim is to fully liberate them.

In Amiriyat Al-Fallujah, ISIL gunmen have once again tried to seize the whole township, but the security and tribal forces were able to repel the attack. Security sources are saying that at least 12 gunmen were killed in the fighting.

In Fallujah, yesterday was a day of intensive mortar attacks, leaving many, mostly children, killed or wounded. The Fallujah General Hospital was today hit by 6 mortar rounds from an unknown source, with security forces claiming that ISIL gunmen are to blame. Other sources are ascribing blame on the security forces surrounding the city.

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