In Ramadi today, ISIL launched an attack on the southern sector, including the Fast Response Brigade Base in Hawz; security forces supported by tribal fighters repelled the attack but a number of security personnel were wounded, while 8 ISIL gunmen were killed. The clashes spread into other southern districts, but security sources say that they have re-established their control of the area, as Iraqi air support struck ISIL targets, killing at least 13 gunmen, according to the Anbar Command. Some ISIL vehicles and field equipment were also seized.
In the Tharthar area, security forces have been able to retake control of the highway to
In Fallujah, 6 mortar rounds today struck the
complex; there were no casualties
but several hospital buildings were damaged. General Hospital
In Hit, there are now massive troop concentrations around the town's perimeter, and reports indicate that the major military campaign is on the verge of being launched.
A source at the Anbar Council confirmed today that Iranian warplanes have attacked a number of ISIL positions in the eastern part of the Province.
The Council also affirmed today that Council members and a large number of tribal leaders will travel to
D.C. within the next few days to meet military
leaders and government officials. Among the matters to be agreed upon is the
formation of a 'tributary' army consisting of more than 50,000 Anbar volunteers
who will combat ISIL following the liberation of Anbar. Some 'Awakenings'
leaders have been opposed to the creation of an independent Anbar army, similar
to the Peshmarga forces in Iraqi Kurdistan. U.S.