December 24, 2015

Iraqi forces pushing ahead with Ramadi operation



Iraqi government forces are pushing ahead with their operation to liberate the city of Ramadi from Daesh terrorists.

Heavy fighting is underway around the city’s former government headquarters. Army officials say they are advancing in the southern neighborhood of Hoz. However, the military says their advance is slowed due to large number of explosives planted by ISIL and the possible presence of trapped civilians being used as human shields.

Iraqi officials say the number of terrorists left in Anbar’s provincial capital is estimated to be smaller than 400. The operation to retake Anbar started months ago with Iraqi forces cutting ISIL supply lines to parts of the province before gradually closing in on Ramadi. The city was captured by the terrorists in May.

PressTV

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Roadside bombs slow Iraqi forces' advance on Ramadi (video) - Al Jazeera
The fight for Ramadi: A turning point against ISIL? (video) - Al Jazeera

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