Fighters have continued to launch counterattacks on the edges of Ramadi, a week after Iraqi troops recaptured the city from the Islamic State (ISIS).
After the liberation of Ramadi in the western province of Anbar last week, the first mass grave has been discovered in the provincial capital city.
A source told the Daily Star: “The bodies of the Islamic State fighters had been absolutely pulverised”.
The US-led coalition supporting Iraqi ground troops in Ramadi said about 700 fighters from the group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) are holed up around Ramadi.
“Nineveh police managed to kill seven attackers, but three were able to detonate their suicide vests”, he said.
“The expulsion of ISIL by Iraqi security forces, supported by our global coalition, is a significant step forward in the campaign to defeat this barbaric group and restore Iraq’s territorial sovereignty”.
Speicher is located in Salaheddin province, which was one of the regions conquered by IS when it swept across much of Iraq’s Sunni Arab heartland in June 2014.
In recent months Russian Federation, the U.S. and Iraqi air forces have been targeting Islamic State oil trucks in both Syria and Iraq. Special-ops.org reported that 80 Australian special forces soldiers embedded with front-line Iraqi units and directed more than 1,000 airstrikes.
Commenting on the Ramadi operation, defence analyst Hisham al-Hashimi said, “Ramadi is an example that the regular army wishes to promote for upcoming battles of liberation”. At least 20 police were also injured. While the death of ten of its leaders is most certainly a severe loss to ISIS, the Western-led coalition’s work is far from over.
Holding the rank of staff-sergeant, the sniper was part of an elite team of military advisers embedded in the Iraqi army.
More in AmeriPublications
South Korea appeals to China to rein in North over nuclear tests
South Korea’s Defense Ministry couldn’t immediately confirm the report.January 21, 2016
Satellite SpaceX fail as rocket topples over while landing
According to a message on Twitter wrote by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, one of the rocket’s landing legs didn’t latch into...January 21, 2016
Ruble Falls to 82 Against US Dollar, 90 Against Euro
Russian Federation is running a budget deficit of 3 percent of GDP this year, and the government is looking to cut...January 21, 2016
19 killed in university attack in Pakistan
He said the operation had ended and security forces were clearing the area, with most of the student victims shot dead...January 21, 2016
Moldova political crisis: Protesters break into parliament
Police arrested several protesters after they clashed with security forces and broke into the parliament building on Wednesday, according to local...January 21, 2016
Military step up search and recovery operation after Somalia raid
MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) – Somalia’s Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed on Sunday to have killed 100 Kenyan soldiers serving under the...January 21, 2016
Sarah Palin: Speculation rife former Alaska governor set to endorse Donald Trump
“And that starts from the top”, she said. “You deserve the best!”January 21, 2016
Bombing close to Russian embassy in Kabul kills 7
At least seven people died on Wednesday when a suicide bomber targeted the Moby Group, a major media production company in...January 21, 2016
NYS Health Officials Advise MDs to Watch for Zika Virus
The move comes after United States health chiefs issued an alert on Friday advising pregnant women to avoid travelling to Brazil...January 21, 2016