Major ISIS attack on al-Rathba pushed back

Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.
Iraqi security forces. File photo.

( ANBAR- Mayor of al-Rathba, Imad al-Dulaimi, declared in Anbar province on Monday that an ISIS attack on the city was pushed back and further added that the organization suffered a heavy of loss of men and vehicles.

Dulaimi, in a press statement, said, “The federal police forces and tribal fighters pushed back an ISIS attack that was aimed at  al-Rathba city -310 km west of Ramadi.”

Al-Dulaimi added, “The enemy suffered heavy material and human loss. Aprt from the destruction of two booby-trapped vehicles, two ISIS suicide bombers were also killed. The dead bombers were wearing explosive belts. The rest of the terrorists were forced to withdraw.”

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