Senior ISIL Commander Killed in Iraq’s Anbar
Iraqi government forces, backed by volunteer fighters, killed a top commander of the ISIL terrorist group in al-Tash region in Anbar province on Wednesday.
Iraqi forces killed the ISIL commander, known as Mohammad Eid, in al-Tash region, located about 120 kilometers (74 miles) West of Baghdad. The region was liberated on Tuesday.
Meantime, Iraqi tribal fighters seized ISIL positions in the center of the strategic Western city of Fallujah, located roughly 69 kilometers (43 miles) West of Baghdad, and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists.
In addition, the Iraqi army regained control over the al-Hitaween region South of Fallujah. They also captured ISIL positions in the town of al-Karmah, killing a number of terrorists.
Iraq’s al-Sumaria satellite TV network quoted Yahya al-Mohammadi, the commander of the Second Regiment of Popular Mobilization units, as saying that Iraqi forces managed to retake al-Ebarah bridge that extends along the Euphrates River from the terrorists.
The bridge connects al-Khalediyah district East of Ramadi to al-Saqlawiya North of Fallujah.
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.