40 members of the ISIL terrorist group were killed in 24 hours of military operations in the restive Al-Anbar province in Western Iraq.
In addition, the Iraqi army and popular forces also defused tens of bombs in the Western province; bomb defusing operations still continue in al-Shar’e region and the Northern parts of Albu Faraj Bridge near Ramadi.
Also, the Iraqi Joint Forces Command Center said the operations to free al-Karama district near Ramadi still continues while the Iraqi forces killed 11 terrorists and injured four others in the region.
In a statement on Monday, the Command Center announced that tens of ISIL terrorists have been killed across Anbar province.
In the first operation in Albu Faraj region in Anbar province, the Iraqi forces killed 15 terrorists and defused 27 bomb-laden cars.
In the second operation in al-Hamriya region of Ramadi city, at least 18 terrorists were killed and nine bomb-laden vehicles were defused.
In the Southern front in Albu Falis region, the army killed tens of terrorists and destroyed their DshK-equipped vehicles in heavy clashes.
On Sunday, Iraqi forces staged rapid advance towards the center of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, right after resuming military operations in the Northern parts of the city.
Iraqi forces’ operations had stopped for two days due to the bad weather conditions in the region, but earlier today they resumed their attacks to seize back the capital of Anbar.
“The army has captured Albu Faraj bridge in Northern Ramadi and is advancing towards the city center,” Commander of Anbar Military Operations Brigadier General Esmail al-Mahlavi said.
The Iraqi air force is destroying ISIL’s positions in Ramadi and the army’s artillery units are targeting the Takfiri terrorists in surrounding areas.
On Saturday, the Iraqi army and volunteer forces pressed ahead with their military operations against the Takfiri militants in Anbar Province, inflicting heavy losses on them.
Iraq’s army and Hashd al-Shaabi fighters continued to advance against the militants in the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar, informed sources said.
Reports also said that foreign members and leaders of the ISIL terrorist group are escaping from the Western province of al-Anbar after major advances by Iraq’s security and popular forces.
“Given widening differences between the local terrorists and their teammates who have come to Iraq from Arab and non-Arab countries to kill the Iraqi people, we are witnessing a serious collapse in the ranks of ISIL elements in Anbar,” Spokesman of Ansar al-Najba resistance movement Hashim al-Moussavi told FNA.
According to al-Hashemi, such disputes have facilitated the Iraqi forces’ successful operations against the ISIL positions in the country.
Also, field reports said that the Iraqi army and popular forces’ positive advances in Anbar have made the foreign terrorists to withdraw from the Western province.
Reports earlier this week said that Iraq’s army and Hashd al-Shaabi popular forces regained full control over several strategic bases of ISIL terrorists in Anbar.
The Iraqi forces retook the ISIL bases in the areas of East Haseebah, al-Sajariyyah, Theela and Al Sufiyyah, East of the city of Ramadi, and killed dozens of the militants and destroyed scores of their armed vehicles, informed sources said.
The Iraqi army and volunteer forces intensified their military operations in the Western al-Anbar province earlier this month.
The Iraqi forces launched massive offensives on ISIL terrorists in Anbar from the North, South and the West.
In the North, the Iraqi forces advanced towards Albu Faraj in the Northern parts of the city of Ramadi.
In the West, the Iraqi forces backed by the Iraqi air force advanced towards the Western parts of Ramadi from al-Borisheh and Zankoureh towards the Iraqi army’s 8th Brigade base.
In the South, the Iraqi army and popular forces moved towards al-Tamim region after reinforcing their positions near Al-Anbar University in the Southern parts of Ramadi.