Fighting between the ISIL militants and the Iraqi army assisted by the Shia fighters, continued in Iraq’s western Anbar province on Saturday.
In Al-Sijariyah neighbourhood, 5 kilometres from the provincial capital Ramadi, Iraqi Army’s armed personnel carriers and Shia fighters opened fire on suspected militants.
One of the Shia fighters who was involved in the operation said that the fighting was going on and their progress towards Ramadi was continuing.
“We are now on the outskirts of Al-Sijariyah neighbourhood and we are continuing our progress and we will clean the entire city of Ramadi from the armed Takfiri groups.”
Iraqi forces, backed by Shia fighters, have been struggling to recapture areas occupied by ISIS