In Ramadi, security forces supported by tribal fighters have taken full control of Street 60 and Street 40 in eastern Ramadi, as well as the areas between eastern Ramadi and the city’s center. All these areas have been secured and some families have been returning to their residential districts there. Following yesterday’s and today’s fighting, all of the eastern and northeastern districts have been secured by security forces. The Anbar police commander announced today that security forces have advanced 700 meters on their way to liberating all of the Sufiya area. Security forces are also making headway in the Bu-Farraj area in northern Ramadi.
Security forces have today killed at least 37 ISIL gunmen in Garma township; fighting is still going on. An Anbar Operations source reported today that at least 14 army personnel were killed when a booby-trapped house was blown up in central Garma, while some families have ben returning to the liberated parts of the town.
In Fallujah, a General Hospital announced today that 3 residents have been killed and 5 wounded by the ongoing random bombardment exchanges between security forces around the city’s perimeter and the ISIL gunmen who have been holding the city for more than one year.