In Baghdadi, ISIL today attacked the township on two fronts: from the west and from the south, against the areas between Baghdadi and Haditha. Security forces with Iraqi air support were able to repel both attacks while killing 8 ISIL gunmen; however some security personnel within the town were wounded. Iraqi gun ships and coalition warplanes carried out a number of strikes that have enabled the security to maintain control of their positions. Meanwhile, military and humanitarian supplies have also reached the blockaded areas in Baghdadi township. People’s Mobilization militiamen have also been deployed to the area.
In Ramadi, clashes are underway in the eastern and northeastern areas, while security forces are still blockading the city along its perimeter. Iraqi and coalition aircraft are continuing their strikes on a number of targets and positions within the city. There are reports that 3 ISIL gunmen, including a field commander, have been killed in the southern sector’s Hawz district.
In Fallujah, a General Hospital source announced today that 8 residents were killed and 19 were wounded by thee ongoing random bombardment exchanges between the security forces controlling the city’s perimeter and the ISIL gunmen who have been holding the city itself for over a year. The incoming fire struck a number of Fallujah’s residential districts.
In Garma, security forces have liberated portions of the town’s southern industrial district. The town’s center is still surrounded by security forces that are due to launch a final assault to wrest control of the center.