Beginning at 13:00 today, joint security forces launched a broad offensive in the area that ISIL gunmen had captured yesterday in northern Ramadi. The security forces have been advancing amid fierce battles in the area. Meanwhile ISIL have executed a number of citizens for having cooperated with the advancing forces. The fate of a number of security personnel who were in the area at the time of yesterday's ISIL assault is still unknown. The Anbar Council has announced that support and military materiel have arrived to take part in the ongoing operation.
Meanwhile some parts of Ramadi are still under curfew, especially in the residential complex in central Ramadi.
Clashes have also broken out today in the city's southern sector, but security forces have established control after killing at least 5 ISIL gunmen.
Security forces have today engaged in fughting the gunmen east of Ramadi and are now in control of those area, including the 'Japanese' Bridge and on to the outskirts of Garma, but the forces have not yet penetrated into the town's center. Security forces supported by Iraqi air strikes have been attacking ISIL gunmen who have been laying roadside explosive devices in order to hinder any advance into the town center.
In Fallujah, a
announced that 4 civilian residents have been killed and 7 wounded by the
random bombardment exchanges between security forces surrounding the city and
the ISIL gunmen holding the city. The incoming fire has affected the central
and northern residential districts. General