The Federal Police Commander, Lt.-Gen. Ra'ed Jawdat, announced today the liberation of the Tell Al-Mushahid area east of Ramadi following military operations in which numerous units of the People's Mobilization, tribal volunteers, and security forces took part, killing at least 23 ISIL gunmen.
On the southwestern front of Ramadi, security forces have also liberated more ISIL-held areas. Meanwhile, fighting is continuing along the city's southern front and in the northern areas across the Euphrates from
Iraqi and Coalition air strikes have targeted ISIL positions within the city
and along its perimeter, killing at least 11 gunmen, including an ISIL field
commander in central Ramadi. Ramadi City
In Fallujah's southern sector, security forces have killed 5 ISIL gunmen and destroyed two explosives-rigged vehicles that had been intended to target a military barracks in the area.
Meanwhile, families are still leaving the city, using routes provided by the security forces, leading to western Fallujah. All the routes into and out of the city are now under the control of security forces.
In Garma, security forces are embroiled in fierce fighting around the town center which is now fully surrounded.
In western Anbar, the military is massing around Baghdadi ahead of the imminent liberation operation. In Haditha, security forces have raised their state of alert following reports of an imminent ISIL assault on the areas around the township that has been relatively quiet amid the ongoing military preparations.