Iraqi Army Sends 5 Rapid Reaction Regiments to Eastern Ramadi
The Iraqi army has dispatched five regiments of its rapid reaction forces to Al-Habaniyah military base in Eastern al-Ramadi in Anbar province to intensify the attack on ISIL, informed sources announced on Saturday.
“The rapid reaction forces will join other army units and popular forces from al-Habaniyah to Khalediya in the campaign against the ISIL terrorists,” member of al-Anbar Governor’s Office Azal al-Fahdavi said on Saturday.
Meantime, informed sources said that the Iraqi armed forces are preparing for massive operations in the outskirts of al-Ramadi.
On Tuesday, president of Anbar provincial council said that the Iraqi security forces had regained control of 30 percent of Ramadi.
The areas under government control “include al-Sajariyah, al-Sufiyah and areas near al-Mallab, which represent 30 percent of the city of Ramadi”, Sabah Karhoot said in a statement.
ISIL Takfiris have recently taken over parts of Ramadi.
Popular Mobilization forces have been deployed to the city to fight the Takfiris. The volunteer groups who have joined the Iraqi army, were dispatched to Anbar after Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on them to join the fight to drive Takfiri militants out of Ramadi.
“The arrival of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi (Popular Mobilization) brigades in Anbar” has caused a deep-seated fear in the ranks of the Takfiri group,” Karhoot said.
The Anbar Provincial Council released a statement on May 18, saying that the Popular Mobilization forces, who have come from Babil Province, were stationed “in the al-Habaniyah military base, located 30 km East of Ramadi”.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.