In Ramadi, large quantities of military equipment and reinforcements have arrived. An Anbar Operations source has announced that the supplies, equipment, and vehicles have been deployed from Tikrit that has just been liberated from Isil’s gunmen. The source added that Anbar Operations and other joint commands will lay down a plan over the next few days for a major military operation to liberate Anbar Province from ISIL. Following the liberation of Tikrit all eyes are on Anbar. Security forces have killed nine ISIL gunmen in the bombardment at the Hawz and nearby districts in Ramadi’s southern sector.
Meanwhie, the Anbar Operation Commander, Qassem Mohammed, announced that security forces with Iraqi air support have bombardment ISIL’s Shari’a Court in Zangoura, killing at least 22 gunmen, ISIL has also executed 7 men believed to be security personnel and/or tribal fighters who were captured in the fighting in northeastern Ramadi. They were shot in the Ta’meem District in western Ramadi.
In Falluja, a medical source at the General Hospital has announced that 4 residents were killed and seven wounded by the ongoing random bombardment exchanges between security forces around the city’s perimeter and ISIL who have been holding the city for nearly a year. Meanwhile one child was killed and three were injured by mortar fire that was targeted the center of Habbaniya, northeast of Ramadi.
Meanwhile security authorities have today imposed a curfew on Amiriyat al-Fallujah, following a surprise ISIL attack in the township’s southwestern sector accompanied by at least 30 mortar rounds fired at various parts of the residential complex in the town center. One woman was killed and 9 wounded by the mortar attacks. A local council source reports that the bombardment caused severe damage to residential homes and government buildings.
The towns and townships in western Anbar are still relatively calm.