Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three suicide bombers were killed as they were attempting to attack military units in west of Ramadi, Ikhnews website reported on Sunday.
“Security troops opened fire as three suicide bombers, wearing suicide belts, were trying to attack a security checkpoint in Um al-Sawn region in Rutba, west of Ramadi. They were immediately killed, without casualties among troops,” a security source from Anbar Operations Command said.
Troops, according to the source, noticed the attackers before they reach to the checkpoint. Precautionary measures were taken to prevent further attacks.
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.