Iraqi Army Troops Thwart ISIS Assault on Haditha, Kill 30 Militants in Anbar

Iraqi Army Troops Thwart ISIS Assault on Haditha, Kill 30 Militants in Anbar
Sun Mar 20, 2016 18:31:36

Iraqi security forces have foiled the ISIS terror group attack on South of Haditha district in Anbar province, security source reported.

"Iraqi forces killed five ISIS suicide bombers who tried to enter into Al-Haqlaniyya town, south of Haditha," the source said, Al-Manar reported.

Leadership of Iraqi volunteered forces has reported earlier about lifting the ISIS siege on Haditha district, as the Iraqi army, in cooperation with tribesmen, managed to liberate Al-Mashatel and Mat-hanah areas located in the environs of Heet district, west of Ramadi, following fierce battles against ISIS terrorists.

The clashes left a number of ISIS gunmen killed and wounded.

In a similar development, the Volunteered Forces foiled a major attack by ISIS militants on Mak'hool mountains, which lasted for 10 hours.

A source in the Iraqi military said that "fighters of Hezbollah Brigades managed to foil an ISIS major attack on Mak'hool," and to inflict the terrorist group heavy losses in materiel and personnel.

Meanwhile, 30 ISIS terrorists were killed in Anbar, during the liberation of Al-Khalidiyah island.

"Liberating Al-Khalidiyah in the northern axis left 30 terrorists killed and 11 IEDs exploded by our ground and aerial forces, as well as the coalition airstrikes and artillery fire," a statement by Anbar operation room read.

"In the eastern axis, the engineering units managed to clear a bombs warehouse and to dismantle a car bomb and 20 C4 barrels in the Al-Qaraya Al-Asriyya town," it added.
More than 60 IEDs were also exploded.

Earlier on Saturday, Al-Anbar operation officials said that a military operation has been launched to liberate Albu-Abid area east of Ramadi in central Anbar, reported by FNA.

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