Security forces have today launched a military operation from Ramadi’s southern sector as far as the Traffic Police Directorate in the 5 km. District in southwestern Ramadi. Meanwhile, security forces have tightened their grip on the eastern areas and the riverside areas.
Iraqi air support and coalition warplanes have also launched heavy strikes on a number of Ramadi’s districts, targeting a number of ISIL positions, while new reinforcements have been arriving in Ramadi. Air support also enabled security forces to advance into the northern and northeastern sectors. The recaptured areas have been subjected to strict security measures.
ISIL gunmen have detonated 8 explosive-rigged vehicles in an attack on the outskirts of Garma before they reached their objective of targeting the HQ of 2nd Regiment of the 1st Division