Thursday, May 21, 2015

21 May 2015

In eastern Ramadi, particularly in eastern Husayba and Juwayba, military operations are still underway; ISIL gunmen launched their third attack on those areas but security forces supported by tribal fighters repelled a fierce attack on eastern Husayba. They were able to establish new front lines in the area, while Iraqi gun ships carried out strikes on positions in the eastern Ramadi areas.

Meanwhile, additional reinforcements have reached the Habbaniya Base and the Khalidiya area in easternmost Ramadi. Preparations are reported underway for a major military operation to be launched within two days.
Meanwhile, coalition warplanes have attacked a number of targets in Ramadi, especially in its southern sector and on towards the northernmost areas of the city.
Military operations are also continuing in the city’s southwestern sector where Iraqi gun ships have bombarded suspected ISIL positions. Anbar Operations and police sources have reported that at least 23 gunmen were killed in these attacks.

In Fallujah, the General Hospital has reported that 6 residents were killed and 7 wounded by the indiscriminate bombardment exchanges between security forces along the city’s perimeter and the ISIL gunmen who have been holding the city for more than one year. Military operations are also continuing in the city’s southwestern industrial zone.

In Amiriyat al-Fallujah, mortar fire has struck the town’s central districts; in the areas between the town and the Bzaybiz Bridge crossing, thousands of families and residents are still encamped and suffering from severe shortages of food, water, and medicines.

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