The Anbar Council announced today that security forces have made significant advances in the Sufiya area east of Ramadi, pushing toward the town center and killing at least 17 ISIL gunmen; they have also cleared 23 homes of the explosives planted by the gunmen to hinder the advance of the security forces. Meanwhile security forces have seized large quantities of arms and ammunition left behind by the gunmen as they were driven back in the city’s southern Hawz and nearby districts. Iraqi gun ships and coalition warplanes also struck a number of positions in the sector, killing at least 8 gunmen. They have also struck a number of targets in the Ta’meem district which has been an ISIL stronghold.
In western Anbar, a broad military operation is underway by the Al-Jazeera Operations in the Baghdadi and Haditha areas. They have reported that at least 11 gunmen have been killed in the clashes in the areas separating the two townships.
In Fallujah, a General Hospital source announced today that 3 residents have been killed and 7 wounded by the continuing indiscriminate bombardment exchanges between the security forces on the city’s perimeter and the gunmen holding the city.
In Garma, the ongoing military operations have not yet allowed the security forces from seizing the town center, but reports say that this may be achieved in the coming hours.