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Anbar operations thwart ISIS attack in Khalidiya

The commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi
The commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi revealed on Sunday that it successfully pushed back an ISIS attack in Khalidiya Island, east of Ramadi.

Mahlawi in a press statement, said, “A suicide bomber driving a booby trapped vehicle tried to target al-Hashed al-Shaabi forces in Khalidiya Island, 23 km east of Ramadi.”

Mahlawi added, “The vehicle was bombed before reaching the target, causing no damage or injuries in the ranks of al-Hashed al-Shaabi forces.”

The commander of Anbar Operations Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi, on Saturday further announced about the launch operation to liberate Khalidiya Island from ISIS control.



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