The Iraqi army and tribal forces launched a ground offensive in Anbar province, and seized back control over a strategic dam in Eastern Ramadi after heavy clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri terrorists.
The army soldiers inflicted heavy casualties on ISIL terrorists in their Saturday operations and freed Al-Sajaria dam in Eastern Ramadi of Anbar Province.
On Thursday, the Iraqi security forces regained control over a number of villages of Heet district in Anbar province.
“The security forces liberated some of the villages in Heet district from the control of the ISIL terrorists,” an informed source.
The security sources raised the Iraqi flag in the liberated villages of Heet district, and killed large numbers of the ISIL terrorists, and burned their vehicles.
The crisis in Iraq escalated after the ISIL militants took control of Mosul in a lightning advance on June 10, which was followed by the fall of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) Northwest of the capital, Baghdad.
Soldiers of the Iraqi army and Pishmarga have been engaged in heavy fighting with the militants on different fronts and have so far been able to push them back in several areas.