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Tribal fighters kill two IS suicide attackers in Anbar

Tribal fighters. File photo.


Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State suicide bombers were killed in Anbar province, tribal mobilization forces commander said.

“Joint troops of army, police and tribal mobilization fighters killed two IS suicide attackers in al-BuKhalifa region, in al-Karma town, east of Ramadi,” Col. Khamis Bahr told AlSumaria News on Saturday.

The attackers were killed after residents of the town reported about them, Bahr added. “Other attackers are being searched for in the town.”

on Thursday, two army personnel and 15 tribal fighters killed, while others were wounded in a suicide attack by two suicide attackers who blew themselves up at the entrance of a joint headquarters of Iraqi army and the Sunni tribal mobilization forces in al-Karma region, 13 KM east of Fallujah.

Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them. However, Anbar’s western cities of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. There has not been an officially-declared military campaign to free those regions, but the province’s military command launched a brief assault early January that managed to recapture some western villages before stopping again.


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