Iraq

Iraqi Army Repels ISIL’s Attack on Ramadi City

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The Iraqi army continued its advances in the Western Al-Anbar province, and managed to push back ISIL’s heavy attack on the city of Ramadi.

“The Iraqi army and security forces backed by the popular forces repelled the heavy attack which was preceded with seven car-bomb explosions in the city,” Commander of Al-Anbar Provincial Police Brigadier General Kazzem Al-Fahdavi said.

He reiterated that repulsion of the attack was a great success for Iraqi security and tribal forces, and said, “The security and police forces are now in full control over Ramadi.”

Since June 2014, Northern, Western and Central provinces of Iraq have been the scene of insurgency posed by the ISIL terrorists who attacked army bases in summer and occupied vast areas in Nineveh, Anbar and Salahuddin provinces, including Mosul, Tikrit and Fallujah.

Army soldiers and populace forces, form both Shiite and Sunni tribes, as well as Kurdish Pishmarga decided to grow united against the new wave of militancy in the country.

Army officials had previously announced that insurgency in the country will be eradicated by the current yearend.

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