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16 ISIS elements killed, 700 families besieged east of Ramadi

Archival photo
Archival photo


(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Wednesday, Commander of Anbar tribal fighters in the eastern sector of Ramadi announced, that 16 elements of the ISIS organization were killed in the cleansing battles east of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), while emphasized that the organization besieged 700 families in the eastern axis of the city.

Eyal Mohammadi said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, the security forces carried out a large-scale military operation against ISIS strongholds in the areas of al-Sofiya, Joabiya and al-Took east of Ramadi, killing 16 elements of the organization and destructing nine booby-trapped vehicles.”

Mohammadi added, “The security forces are advancing in the eastern axis of Ramadi backed by the coalition aviation,” pointing out that, “The number of ISIS elements in the eastern areas of Ramadi does not exceed 200 insurgents, while the number of families besieged by ISIS in those areas reaches 700 families.”


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