Iraqi Army Attacks ISIL, Liberates Albu Khalifa in Anbar Province
According to al-Mayadeen news channel, as purging operations still continue in the volatile province of al-Anbar, freedom of Albu Khalifa is considered as a strategic victory for the Iraqi army and popular forces fighting against the Takfiri terrorists.
The Iraqi forces continue mop-up operations in Ramadi to clean the city from remnants of the terrorists two weeks after declaring victory against the ISIL.
Ringleader of the ISIL terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi earlier this week announced a three-day mourning period in the wake of the death of at least 237 of the group’s members in the Western parts of Ramadi in Iraq.
“Al-Baghdadi has ordered three days of mourning for the death of ISIL members in Barwana battles since they have sustained heavy damage in these battles,” informed sources told Soumeriya news on Thursday.
Based on the report, during the battles in Barwana region, over 237 ISIL members were killed and tens of their vehicles were seized by the Iraqi army.
The Iraqi army forces, supported by aerial attacks, killed hundreds of terrorists who were still showing resistance in government-controlled areas in the Western parts of Ramadi in recent days.
“The Iraqi forces, supported by the air force and artillery units, targeted several ISIL positions in Haditha town and Barwana region in Western Ramadi,” a security source said.
“Over 250 ISIL terrorists were killed and 100 vehicles of the terrorist group were also destroyed in the attacks,” the source added.
Ramadi was occupied by the ISIL, an organization outlawed in many countries including Russia, in May.
The Iraqi army announced last week that it had regained full control over the Western Iraqi city.
The Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) continue mop-up operations to clean the remaining pockets of the terrorists in Ramadi after taking control of the central parts of the city and defeating the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.