ISIL gunmen today attempted to assault the Baghdadi township west of Hit, where the Ayn Al-Asad military base is located. The gunmen did enter the areas around Baghdadi and into its southern sector where they seized a number of buildings and several vital positions. Coalition warplanes struck the bridge between Baghdadi and an outlying village in order to prevent the gunmen from crossing into Baghdadi. An officer of the 7th Division was killed in the heavy fighting. A source at the Anbar Command announced that French warplanes had taken part in attacking the gunmen's positions around Baghdadi and toward Hit. In other clashes, security forces killed 12 ISIL gunmen.
The gunmen also tried to seize the
in Al-Khalidiya, northeast of Ramadi. The gunmen did manage to advance a few
kilometers into the area, and clashes and bombardment are continuing. Malahma v illage
In Falluja, the bombardment exchanges have killed one civilian and wounded 4 others in the city's residential districts.