Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A police conscript was injured in a bomb blast in north of Ramadi city, Anbar, a military source said on Tuesday.
“A bomb placed under the personal car of a police conscript in al-Bu Theyab region, north of Ramadi, went off in the morning injuring the conscript,” the source told AlSumaria News on Tuesday. “The injured was taken to nearby hospital for treatment.”
“Army troops cordoned off the region to inspect it in search for the militants, who placed the bomb,” according to the source, who preferred anonymity.
In December, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.
Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.
Since then, forces took back the group’s former capital, Mosul, the town of Tal Afar, Kirkuk’s Hawija, and each of Annah, Rawa and Qaim in Anbar.
The war against IS has displaced nearly five million people, with tens of thousands of civilians and militants killed since the launch of the offensives to recapture occupied cities.