World Bulletin / News Desk
Hundreds of families are under siege in the Iraqi city of Ramadi after ISIL seized control of the Albu Ghanim area on Wednesday, a security source said.
Iraqi forces and tribal fighters withdrew from Albu Ghanim area after fierce clashes with ISIL, Brigader Khalaf al-Tarmouz, the security adviser of Anbar province’s council told.
Al-Tarmouz said that ISIL is besieging hundreds of families and preventing them from leaving the area. There are fears that the terrorist group may commit massacres against the civilians.
Al-Tarmouz also stated that the al-Hashid al-Shaabi militia had withdrawn from the area three days ago.
He added that tribal fighters replaced al-Hashid al-Shaabi on the front lines, but they are not sufficiently armed.
ISIL is close to taking full control of the eastern part of Ramadi, according to al-Tarmouz.Last Mod: 15 Nisan 2015, 15:34