Wednesday, January 7, 2015

07 January 2015

In Haditha, a fifth ISIL assault on the town was repelled by security and tribal forces, while coalition warplanes launched a number of strikes that killed at least 27 gunmen, according to Anbar Operations and Police sources.

In Baghdadi, ISIL has launched an attack that has continued since last night and into this afternoon. Gunmen have blown up a number of electricity substations leaving wide area of the town without electrical power.

In Hit, the situation remains unchanged, but there are reports of an imminent military operation to be launched within the next two or three days, aimed at liberating the town from the ISIL presence there.

In Amiriyat Al-Fallujah, in southernmost Anbar, ISIL gunmen have today launched mortar attacks on a number of the town's districts, killing 4 residents and wounding 11, including 3 children and one woman. Clashes have also spread toward the Anbar - Babel provincial boundary. Security forces there report that they are in control of the situation.

In Fallujah, mortar-fire exchanges are continuing; two residents have been killed and 4 wounded.

In Ramadi, the city's southern sector has been calm today; the Khalidiya area that has been under ISIL control but they are completely surrounded by security forces that have been unable to retake the area.

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