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2 separate blasts kill 13 Iraqis in Ramadi

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At least 13 Iraqi people have lost their lives in two separate explosions in the city of Ramadi.

According to Iraqi security forces and medics on Sunday, one of the deadly incidents took place after an explosives-laden vehicle detonated near Iraqi special forces’ base in the city.

The second explosion hit a joint special force and police checkpoint in the city, located about 110 kilometers west of Baghdad.

Reports say that around 17 people suffered injuries in the explosions.

ISIL Takfiri militants hold control of major areas in Ramadi, the capital of western Iraqi province of Anbar.

The twin blasts come as Iraqi army troops, backed by Shia and Kurdish fighters, entered the northern city of Amerli that has been surrounded by the ISIL militants since two months ago.

Thousands of people have been trapped in Amerli where the residents are facing a shortage of food and water. The humanitarian condition has also been described as dire by witnesses.

The ISIL terrorists have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their advances in Iraq.

Several gruesome video footages were released, purportedly showing members of the ISIL cult brutally killing Shia Muslims in drive-by shootings in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The terrorist group has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

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