In northeastern Ramadi, military operations are continuing in the Bu-Farraj area; an Anbar Operations source has announced that security forces have successfully repelled four ISIL attacks, and have taken control of the town’s southern sector – about 30% of the total area. Meanwhile, security forces have mined and booby-trapped the roads leading into the town. Coalition warplanes and Iraqi air support have launched strikes against a number of the gunmen’s positions in the area and security sources have reported that at least 77 gunmen were killed in the Bu-Farraj and surrounding areas.
Security forces have also repelled an ISIL attack in the southern Ramadi Hawz district and adjacent districts. Four gunmen were killed in the fighting.
ISIL gunmen have also attempted today to penetrate into Ramadi city from its western sector, but security forces with Iraqi air support have bombarded the ISIL-controlled areas from which the attack was launched.
In Fallujah, ISIL gunmen have been taking security precautions in advance of the imminently expected military operation to retake the city.
Meanwhile, 6 residents have been killed and 11 wounded by the ongoing random bombardment exchanges between security sources around the city’s perimeter and the ISIL gunmen holding the city.
In Garma, security forces today launched a major military operation against the town center, following the exodus of hundreds of families from the town. Security forces have reported making advances into the town but have not yet reached its center.