In Ramadi today, security forces supported by tribal fighters have been able to seize control of the Hawz district in southwestern Ramadi. Security forces have also confirmed that 13 ISIL gunmen were killed and 3 others captured following the penetration of the security forces into the city'd southern districts.
Also today, security forces have captured one of the most prominent ISIL leaders in the areas across the river from the city. Security sources have also reported that coalition aircraft have launched airstrikes against specific targets in various parts of Ramadi, hitting a number of vital ISIL positions.
Security forces have also announced that will erect concrete barriers around the districts involved in military operations in order to hold on to the ground they liberate.
Security forces supported by tribal forces have taken complete control of the Dulab village and other nearby villages at the extreme western edge of Hit.
The forces have also launched an operation in the north-easternmost sector of Fallujah adjacent to
where fierce clashes have enabled the security to kill 39 ISIL gunmen. Garma Township
The situation in
with the usual clashes and bombardment exchanges continuing. A source at the Fallujah
City has announced that 3 residents
have been killed and 7 wounded by the indiscriminate exchanges. General Hospital
Some tribal sheikhs have today called on the central and local governments to provide the security and tribal forces with what they need, stressing that their fighters, in support of the security forces are advancing on the ground, particularly in Baghdadi Township and in the Ayn Al-Asad military base where more than 5,000 fighters are being trained and equipped to take part in the operation to liberate Hit.
Low temperatures and the severe food and fuel shortages are underlining the constant calls for urgent provisions and relief aid.