Fighting is reportedly raging on between Iraqi forces and the ISIL Takfiri group in Iraq’s Anbar Province, west of the capital, Baghdad.
Urban warfare is underway in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, between Iraqi troops and the ISIL militants, sources in Ramadi said on Tuesday.
“Military forces, in coordination with tribal fighters in Ramadi, launched an assault on ISIL in the areas of Andalus, Mostaudah and Hoz in the city’s downtown, where the clashes continue,” said a tribal chief in Anbar.
The unnamed tribal chief further noted that the Takfiri group “targeted a military base in Ramadi with mortars” in a bid “to control the city.”
A military base has been also besieged by the Takfiri group, he added.
The chief also stated that fighting is underway between Iraqi forces and the Takfiri terrorist in Fallujah which is located in Anbar Province as well.
At least 23 security forces were killed and 21 others wounded in two bombings and ensuing clashes in the al-Jubba area of Anbar earlier in the day.
Anbar Province, which borders war-ravaged Syria, has been a major stronghold of the Takfiri ISIL militants, and continues to be largely controlled by the terror group.
The ISIL terrorists control large areas across northern and western Iraq as well as eastern Syria.
The Takfiri militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.