Brigadier General Ismail Mahlawi, commander of the Anbar operation command has claimed that ISIS are destroying homes in Ramadi as it struggles to keep control.
“In retaliation for the (men) fleeing Ramadi and joining the Iraqi army, ISIS has turned to blow up civilian homes in the area of Albu Isa in eastern Ramadi,” he said.
They want to “avenge the advances of the Iraqi army through bombing civilian homes in Ramadi,” he added.
The Iraqi cabinet claimed in a news release on Monday that ISIS is on a major defensive in Ramadi.
“Iraqi warplanes targeted ISIS strongholds in Ramadi and managed to kill eight militants and destroy a vehicle and a barrel bomb,” the cabinet said in a statement.