Iraqi troops kill IS suicide attackers in train station in Anbar

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Anbar ( Three suicide attackers were killed as they attempted infiltration into a train station in west of Anbar, the military media reported.

“The Jazeera Operations Command managed to kill three suicide bombers who attempted infiltration into al-Feheimi train station, south of Annah,” the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell reported on Saturday.

Military operations have been ongoing to comb liberated regions in western Anbar.

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

Anbar’s western towns of Qaim and Rawa have been 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 2015 and 2016.

In late September, the militant group invaded 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.

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