In Ramadi today, the city's eastern sector came under a fierce attack by ISIL gunmen who tried to approach the defensive front-line positions of the security forces in
and Juwayba and the northern riverside areas. Security forces destroyed three
explosives-rigged vehicles before they reached their targets. Anbar Operations
are reporting that at least 33 ISIL gunmen were killed in the
three-hour-long clashes in eastern
In southern Ramadi, security forces are still holding the
buildings and are forming their lines for an advance into the Ta'meem
district in the southwest of the city.
The forces also took control of the ceramics plant in westernmost Ramadi.
Meanwhile Iraqi and Coalition air strikes have been launched against targets
within the city and along its perimeter, killing at least 21 ISIL gunmen, as
reported by Anbar Operations. Anbar University
In Fallujah, security forces are still tightening their stranglehold on the city. An attempted ISIL attack on the areas around the Tharthar barrage has been turned back, and at least 13 gunmen were killed in the attempt.
In Garma, security force have succeeded in making penetrations into the town's center, but they have not yet taken full control of the center.
Meanwhile Anbar-sourced People's Mobilization units and some tribal volunteer units have completed their training and are to be deployed within the Anbar Emergency forces.