Monday, January 12, 2015

12 January 2015

In Fallujah, the General Hospital has today reported that at least 11 residents have been killed and 17 wounded, mostly women and children, as a result of the resumption of clashes and the ongoing mortar exchanges between ISIL gunmen within the city and the security forces surrounding it.
Clashes have also resumed today in Garma, following the security forces' seizure of a number of plants in the town's industrial district.
A source at the Operations Command has reported that coalition warplanes has struck targets in the Garma area, killing 11 ISIL gunmen.

Security forces have today re-taken control of the tribal areas lying between Haditha township and Baghdadi. ISIL gunmen had attempted to seize these areas but were turned back by military and tribal forces with Iraqi air support and coalition airstrikes. The Operations source has reported that at least 79 gunmen were killed in the operations.

ISIL gunmen also attempted to assault the town of Birwana, but they were repelled by security snd tribal forces.

In Baghdadi, gunmen are still in control of a number of villages in the town's southwestern rural areas along the Euphrates.

In Ramadi, a lull in the fighting has been reported following the advances achieved by security forces two days ago.

The Anbar local government has met yesterday and on Saturday with central government leaders in Baghdad. The overall security situation in Anbar was discussed. The Anbar Council leader also met the UN Special Representative in Iraq, to discuss the conditions being faced by the displaced refugees and the overall humanitarian situation in Anbar.

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