Army, tribal forces kill five suicide attackers, south of Ramadi

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Ramadi ( Security troops and tribal fighters have repelled an Islamic State attack in south of Ramadi, a security source said on Sunday.

“Security services and Tribal Mobilization Forces repulsed an IS attack in abul Jeir region, south of Ramadi,” the source told Baghdad News.

“Five suicide attackers were besieged and then killed,” the source added.

On Friday, army and tribal forces killed six suicide attackers in the same region.

Ramadi was recaptured by government and tribal forces from IS in December 2015, however, several occasional attacks by the group have occurred since then.

The militant group invaded, last week, al-Tash and the 5th Kilometer regions, south and west of Ramadi. The militants reportedly took over al-Tash and al-Jamea (university) areas after invading them with 20 pickup trucks, however, troops were able to repulse the attack. 40 IS militants were killed, while three injured others were wounded, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson of Baghdad Operations said in a weekly press conference on Thursday.

Iraqi army announced the total recapture of the town of Annah, hours after recapturing neighboring Rayhana area, earlier this month. Troops also liberated Akashat region, between Rutba town, on borders with Jordan, and Qaim, on borders with Syria.

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