Security forces today were able to once again take control of an area in Khalidiya, killing 9 ISIL gunmen, while clashes are ongoing in other areas of the sector across the
from Ramadi. 13 gunmen were captured in the area. Meanwhile, strict security
measures are in force throughout Ramadi, including a stringent curfew.
The Anbar delegation met today with Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and secured the government's approval for providing the Province with military equipment and the wherewithal to arm the 3,000 volunteers.
At least 2 regiments of Emergency Forces have been deployed to Amiriyat Al-Fallujah and to the Ayn Al-Asad military base.
Later today, steps were taken to completely surround Hit, in preparation, according to security sources, for an imminent military assault on the town.