Hundreds of families under siege by ISIL in Iraq's Ramadi

Iraqi security forces and tribesmen withdraw from Albu Ghanim area after fierce clashes with ISIL.

Hundreds of families under siege by ISIL in Iraq's Ramadi

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Al-Tarmouz also stated that the al-Hashid al-Shaabi militia had withdrawn from the area three days ago.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.

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