Thursday, February 5, 2015

05 February 2015

A number of mortar rounds have struck Haditha township, killing 3 children and wounding 4 other people, according to a local council source.

In the Hawz district of southern Ramadi, a military operation has killed at least 13 ISIL gunmen. Anbar Operations has reported that security forces have pushed into the district.

A military operation in Birwana, across the river from Haditha, has spread into the areas adjacent to Baghdadi. Security forces killed 7 ISIL gunmen.

Coalition warplanes have attacked targets in the Akashat area on the Iraqi-Syrian border at Al-Qaim. Reports indicate that 6 gunmen commanders were killed in the attack.

In eastern Ramadi, a broad military operation in a number of the sector's districts around Shjariya toward Khalidiya and on toward Habbaniya. An Anbar Police source has confirmed that security forces are making significant advances, somewhat delayed by the ubiquitous mines and explosive devices planted by the gunmen.

In Fallujah, a General Hospital source has reported that 4 residents have been killed and 16 wounded by the ongoing bombardment exchanges between the gunmen holding the city and security forces around its perimeter.

Confirmed reports out of Anbar Operations show that coalition warplanes have carried out strikes in Garma and its environs. Latest reports show that at least 3 ISIL gunmen were killed, including an ISIL commander in the Garma area.

In Amiriyat Al-Fallujah, indiscriminate mortar fire on the township's residential districts is continuing for the fourth consecutive day, wounding at least 2 residents.

Meetings were held today between the Anbar local government led by Governor Suhaib Al-Rawi, and Prime Minister Hayder Al-Abadi in Baghdad. The Governor's media office says that positive results were achieved, including the central government's approval for the import of U.S. weaponry into Anbar Province via the Baghdad Central Government's channels. A separate meeting with the Interior Minister discussed the disbursement of security forces' salaries in Anbar.

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