Military operations are continuing in the Baghdadi area. Sources are reporting that security forces have been able to take control of large parts of the township, including government buildings and services within the town. But ISIL gunmen have succeeded in blowing up a number of these buildings, including the Police HQ and the water and electricity directorates. Public roads and a number of residences have also been mined and booby-trapped. ISIL is still in control of a number of the town's districts and has totally surrounded the town of
that is held by security forces and tribal fighters. The Baghdadi chief of
Police, Qassem al-Obaidi, is confirming that coalition warplanes have targeted
and struck a number of positions around the town, killing more than 30 of the
gunmen. The Anbar Command has confirmed that 26 members of the security forces
and government employees in Baghdadi have been executed by ISIL.
In Hit, security forces have carried out operations in the southern sector of the township, where a number of positions were hit by coalition and Iraqi aircraft. 11 gunmen have been reported killed.
In Ramadi, an ISIL attack from the city's southern sector has been repelled by security forces supported by tribal fighters. ISIL forces have now been driven back several kilometers.
In Fallujah, the
announced that 4 residents have been killed and 11 wounded by the random
mortar-fire exchanges between security forces on the city's perimeter and the
ISIL gunmen holding the city. General