Iraq forces retake some parts of Anbar

Iraqi forces have retaken parts of Anbar in clashes on Monday.

Iraq forces retake some parts of Anbar

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 33 Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters have been killed in an ambush by ISIL group in a town in the flashpoint western Anbar province.

According to a report in Al-Jazeera, more than 40 others soldiers were injured in Monday's attack in al-Seddiqiya, located east of the provincial capital Ramadi, military sources told Al Jazeera.

In a separate incident, at least 12 civilians were killed and another 18 injured by Iraqi army shelling of a mosque and a popular market in Fallujah, 50km east of Ramadi

The ministry released a video of the raids and said in a statement that many ISIL fighters were killed while equipment and buildings used as headquarters were destroyed.

The footage, released late on Sunday, is said to be filmed from an aircraft over Anbar, where the Iraqi air force is supporting the ground offensive against ISIL.

Last month, the Iraqi government announced the start of a major offensive to recapture areas under the control of ISIL group in Anbar.

 

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