ISIL gunmen have attacked the Habbaniya township in easternmost Anbar, but security forces have been able to control the situation by repelling the attack and inflicting heavy losses on the attackers, according to an Anbar Operations source. The gunmen launched their attack from the direction of Khalidiya Island but were unable to approach Habbaniya. Four gunmen were killed and 6 personnel carriers were destroyed; the remainder withdrew deep into the Khalidiya area.
In Ramadi, it has been announced that the central Ramadi area has been brought under full control of the security forces, while 5 gunmen were killed in operations in the Sufiya area.
In southernmost Ramadi, security forces have carried out military operations in the Hawz and adjacent districts, killing at least 9 ISIL gunmen. Anbar Operations have stressed that security forces have fortified their positions around the government complex in the city center.
In the Bu-Farraj area in northern Ramadi, the area has now been surrounded but there is still fierce resistance by the gunmen in the town center.
In Fallujah, a General Hospital source has reported that 3 residents have ben killed and 7 wounded by the ongoing indiscriminate bombardment exchanges between security forces on the city’s perimeter and the ISIL gunmen holding the city.
In Amiriyat al-Fallujah, the security situation is calm, but precautionary security measures are in place following reports of an imminent ISIL attack against the township.
In Garma, the situation is relatively calm following the takeover by security forces of most of the townships districts and areas.