Coalition jets shell bridges to cut off IS supply in western Anbar

Iraqi jets shell bridge in Rawa, Anbar, to cut IS supply from the north

Anbar ( U.S.-led coalition jets have shelled two bridges in western Anbar to cut off Islamic State’s supplies, a security source has said.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Thursday, the source said, “coalition jets targeted al-Rommana and Hawija bridges in Qaim town, located in western Anbar, to cut off IS supply between al-Jazeera and al-Shamiya regions.”

In a statement earlier on the day, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said tens of IS members were killed in airstrikes that targeted Qaim town in Western Anbar. Meanwhile, the War Media Cell said 25 militants were killed by army warplanes in western Anbar, without naming the targeted location.

On Wednesday, coalition jets reportedly shelled IS convoy, coming from Baaj desert heading toward al-Rommana region in Qaim town.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.

In late July, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.


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