Thursday, April 16, 2015

16 April 2015

Military operations are still underway in the areas northeast of Ramadi. The Anbar Council has announced that ISIL has seized control of broad areas east of the city. Security forces supported by elements of the ‘Golden’ Division have liberated Street 40, the ring road connecting the eastern areas with central Ramadi. They have also attacked a number of barracks captured by ISIL two days ago. Meanwhile six regiments have arrived to support the operations in the Bu-Farraj area; they are now positioned around the areas east of Ramadi.
Coalition warplanes and Iraqi air support have carried out strikes in the Bu-Farraj and surrounding areas.
Meanwhile ISIL gunmen have executed at least 32 Bu-Ghanim residents, and 40 are still missing most of whom are security personnel.

The local Anbar government, the governor, and tribal leaders have today called for a speedy salvation of the province, as there are reports that the people’s militias are aiming to enter Anbar to support security forces in regaining the control over the security situation in Anbar, at a time when the city is on the verge of falling to the ISIL gunmen.

In Garma, areas around the town’s center have been liberated by security forces after killing at least 34 gunmen, according to Anbar Operations sources.

In Amiriyat al-Fallujah, security forces have today repelled an ISIL attack, while large numbers of mortar rounds have killed one resident and wounded 7.

In Fallujah, a general hospital source has announced that 2 residents have been killed and 4 wounded by the ongoing random bombardment exchanges between security forces on the city’s perimeter and the ISIL gunmen holding the city center.

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