Security troops kill IS member trying to booby-trap vehicle, west of Ramadi

An IED explosion. File photo.

Ramadi ( Security troops have killed an Islamic State militants, while attempting to booby-trap a vehicle in west of Ramadi, a police source from Anbar said on Saturday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Saturday, the source said, “a suspect, who arrested a Kia vehicle, was arrested after he surpassed the checkpoint at 18th kilometer, west of Ramadi in the desert direction.”

The suspect, according to the source, “was trying to booby-trap the vehicle in the desert.”

“Anbar police troops followed the suspect, who is doubted to be affiliated to IS, opened fire against him and then killed him as he didn’t obey orders to stop,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said.

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.

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

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