In Ramadi today, security forces have taken control of the areas adjacent to the glass factory in the city's southwestern sector and have approached the former Anbar Operations headquarters in the western sector; airborne forces were also used in the western sector action. The Special Forces command has reported that a major military operation has been launched to liberate the
campus in the southwestern sector; the forces have assaulted the campus amid
fierce clashes in and around the campus. Anbar University
To the east, security forces have advanced to the Eastern Gate of Ramadi that is adjacent to the
Khalidiya, and Juwayba areas, killing at least 17 ISIL gunmen.
In Fallujah, fighting is continuing along the city's southern perimeter, where security forces have killed at least 38 gunmen when they blew up three explosives-rigged vehicles before they could be used in attacking a number of military barracks in southwestern Fallujah. On the city's western perimeter, clashes have been underway in the Saqlawiya area.
sources have reported that 9 residents, including 3
women and 4 children, were killed and 23 others were injured by the continuing
bombardment exchanges between security forces along the city's perimeter and
the ISIL gunmen holding the city. General