Three other suicide bombers blew themselves up after entering the section of the base where Iraqi police are being trained.
Oil sales are a critical source of revenue for Islamic State and the attacks are created to cut back on their financial resources.
Standing in the entrance of her tent on a chilly winter night in the Iraqi desert, Nada Saleh describes the terrifying moment her family nearly became part of ISIS’ last stand in Ramadi.
Spokesman for the US-led coalition, Colonel Steve Warren, said that the Iraqi government forces had so far successfully repelled every attack.
The coalition said in a statement Saturday That three airstrikes near Mosul destroyed an ISIS fighting position and a facility used to make vehicle bombs.
The country’s second-largest city, with more than 1 million people, Mosul is about 250 miles north of Baghdad. During his visit to a military base in Jordan, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said French air forces executed Friday air raids against oil facilities seized by IS in Syria near Raqqa, the stronghold of the militant group.
Ramadi became a flash point after the Iraqi military started the campaign to liberate the strategic city a few months ago.
“The troops and explosive experts have defused all the bombs, and today we have downtown Ramadi and surrounding districts completely cleared and safe”, al-Nu’man said.
According to the commander, after Ramadi is freed from Daesh militants, the Iraqi army will start liberating the city of Fallujah in the Anbar province.
Security officials said Sunday raid was launched from the western side of the base, a desert area where IS remains able to operate despite the increased presence of Iraqi forces.
Iraq’s Defence Ministry said Islamic State has stepped up suicide blasts in response to setbacks in Ramadi.
Ramadi is the capital of the Anbar province.
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