Iraqi Commander: Iraq Popular Forces Ready for Ramadi Battle


Secretary-General of the Badr Organization and commander of Iraqi popular forces Hadi al-Ameri underlined that his forces are ready for battle against the ISIL in the city of al-Ramadi.

Ameri reiterated that the Iraqi popular and security forces have made the final preparations for purging Ramadi of ISIL terrorists.

He did not mention the exact date for attacking the Ramadi city, though.

The Iraqi forces have tightened their noose around the terrorists in the Western city of Ramadi.

Ameri said on Friday that the army troops pressed ahead with their military campaign against the Takfiri militants in Northern Anbar province and managed to recapture Nazim al-Tharthar from the terrorist group.

The liberation of the area came after the Iraqi forces lifted the ISIL siege on the country’s soldiers in the region.

On Thursday, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the country’s fighter jets pounded the area of Heet in Anbar and destroyed two bomb-making factories used by the ISIL terrorists.

Also, Dozens of the Takfiri militants were killed in the aerial bombardments.

Earlier, the army troops intensified their offensive against the Takfiri group near the city of Ramadi and managed to take back the Morur district.

The army troops also seized control of the Anbar traffic police building in an area called Khamsa Kilometer near Ramadi. An army officer said ISIL terrorists were forced to withdraw from the building after a fierce fighting.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

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

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

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