ISIS Kidnaps 58 People and Executed 3 Police in Baghdadi
According to Iraqi media on Sunday ISIS militants have kidnapped 28 members of the local police in Baghdadi district west of the province, and executed 3 of them by firing squad.In separated incident 30 people 30 people from the clan of al-Obeid in the district of al-Baghdadi was abducted by ISIS.
In first incident ISIS dragged the rest of the abducted to its own headquarters in Hit district west of Ramadi Anbar.
Provincial Council announced on Saturday that the security forces, tribesmen and volunteer fighters regained control over al-Baghdadi west of Ramadi, except for some parts, while warned that the ISIS group is massing for new attacks.
In the separate incident the head of al-Baghdadi Provincial Council Malollah al-Obeidi announced Saturday, that the ISIS group militants abducted 30 people from the clan of al-Obeid in the district of al-Baghdadi.
Al-Obeidi stated to IraqiNews in an interview, “Before afternoon, elements of the ISIS group kidnapped 30 people from the clan of al-Obeidi after attacking the village of al-Mashad in al-Baghdadi district, located 90 km western Ramadi.”
“The hostages were driven to an unknown destination,” he added.
For his part, Commander of Anbar Operations Maj. Gen. Qasim al-Mohamadi urged the government to send military reinforcements to back the security forces, stressing that the group continuously launches rocket attacks on the district.
Joint forces retake center of al-Baghdadi in Anbar
It is reported that Iraqi joint forces, consisting of Army troops and local police elements backed by tribal fighters, with support from the IAF and warplanes of the international coalition against ISIS, conducted a military operation against the ISIS group militants in the district of al-Baghdadi, located 90 km west of Ramadi, The operation resulted in liberating the center of the district, including all government buildings.
The security forces have killed dozens of ISIS elements during the operation.
Also Ministry of Defense announced Saturday that 53 terrorists including 5 leaders have been killed, 5 vehicles carrying machine guns were destroyed east of Fallujah in Anbar Province.
The ministry said in a statement “ Based on accurate intelligence, we were informed of trapping plant, warehouses of fuel and ammunition and launching missiles bases located in al-Karama area and targeting the capital Baghdad; our forces were ordered to attack those targets.”
Details of ISIS Attack on Ein al-Asad Airbase unfold
Pentagon revealed the details of the ISIS attack on Ein al-Asad airbase west of Ramadi, asserting that no US soldiers were involved in repelling the attack and that it was limited to the Iraqi forces.
The ministry’s spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement “Iraqi security forces guarding the base had killed the 20-25 terrorists led by suicide bombers who made the attack. Most, if not all, of the attackers were wearing Iraqi military uniforms.”
Pentagon confirmed ISIS’ seizure on the town of al-Baghdadi in Anbar province western Iraq but undermined the victory achieved by the militant group, saying it was the first time in the past two months for the terrorist group to make progress on ground.
Another Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that the US forces had pushed autopilot drones and Apache helicopters to help.