In Baghdadi, ISIL forces have launched a three-front assault from the western, eastern, and northwestern fronts. The gunmen advanced into the areas around the town and seized a number of villages. However, Iraqi and coalition air support was able to delay the advance. Hundreds of mortar rounds have struck the town's residential districts, causing many residents to rush towards the remotest parts of the town. Meanwhile the gunmen are still blockading the town and are not allowing any food or fuel supplies into it.
In Ramadi, clashes and broad military operations have been underway, particularly in the Hawz district which is still being held by ISIL, and in the other southern sector districts. Details of the fighting are still unavailable.
The Anbar Police Commander, Gen. Kadhum Al-Fahdawi, confirmed today that ISIL forces have been trying during the past few days to make inroads into Ramadi; he also confirmed that more than 100 ISIL gunmen have been killed in the central districts of the city.
In Fallujah, mortar fire is still hitting a number of the city's districts.
In Amiriyat Al-Fallujah, in southernmost Anbar, ISIL gunmen have attempted to penetrate into the town, but they were confronted by fierce resistance by the defending tribal forces.