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Three IS suicide bombers killed in confrontations with security in Ramadi

Iraqi security forces detain a boy after removing a suicide vest from him in Kirkuk in Iraq. Archival photo. Reuters.
Iraqi security forces detain a boy after removing a suicide vest from him in Kirkuk in Iraq. Archival photo. Reuters.


ِAnbar (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State militants were killed in confrontations, south of Ramadi, Anbar Operations Command announced.

“Security services managed to kill three IS suicide attackers after confrontations in al-Tash region, south of Ramadi,” a source from the command told AlSumaria News on Thursday.

“Troops currently controls the whole region after repulsing the infiltration attempt,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said.

Ramadi was recaptured by government and tribal forces from IS in December 2015, however, several occasional attacks by the group have occurred since then.

Maj. Gen. Hadi Rezeij, Anbar police chief, said on Sunday fifty IS militants were killed as security thwarted an attack to target regions in south and west of Ramadi

The militant group invaded, late September, 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, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson of Baghdad Operations said in a press conference.

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


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