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Iraq’s Hashd Al-Shaabi Repels ISIL’s Attacks in Anbar Province

17 September 2016 15:26

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Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) repelled three attacks by the ISIL on strategic regions in Anbar province, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorists.

The ISIL terrorists attacked Haditha and Brawneh regions in the Eastern and Northern parts of Anbar province, but they were forced back by Hashd al-Shaabi forces.

Meantime, the Iraqi security forces in Anbar province repulsed ISIL’s attack on a security post about 160 kilometers to the West of al-Ramadi, killing one ISIL terrorist and injuring many others in fierce clashes.

The ISIL terrorists also tried to attack the security forces in Bou Ziyab and al-Jarishi regions, but they were beaten back by the Iraqi forces backed by the Iraqi army’s artillery and fighter jets.

Six terrorists were killed and three others were wounded in the third attempt to attack the Iraqi forces’ military positions.

The terrorists’ military hardware also sustained heavy damage in clashes with the Iraqi army.

On Wednesday, Iraq’s joint military forces seized back tens of houses in two strategic regions of Anbar province.

The Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) took control of 386 homes in al-Halabeseh and al-Boutiban regions in Anbar province.

The government forces also seized a sum of 25 hand-made bombs from the ISIL in al-Halabeseh region.

At least 100 terrorists of the ISIL group, including a number of top commanders, were killed in Anbar province as the Iraqi Air Force carried out a number of airstrikes against their positions.

The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced that an F-16 fighter jet, after analyzing field intelligence, conducted 11 airstrikes against the targets in five separate districts of Qa’im, Akashat, Anah, Rawa and Rutbah on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the Iraqi warplane killed a top Saudi commander of the ISIL, originally from Jeddah, who was responsible for the execution of a number of Iraqi people.

The air raids also destroyed a large amount of the terrorists’ ammunition, weapons and explosive devices.

Army troops and volunteer forces have been engaged in joint operations to retake ISIL-held regions in Iraq.

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