Two Islamic State suicide attackers killed in western Anbar

Iraqi government forces are seen near the Falahat village west of Fallujah on June 27, 2016.
Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group’s last positions in the city of Fallujah on June 26, establishing full control over one of the jihadists’ most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation. / AFP PHOTO / MOADH AL-DULAIMI

Anbar ( Two suicide bombers were killed while attempting infiltration to al-Razaza lake, southwest of Ramadi, Anbar Operations Command declared.

“Two Islamic State suicide attackers, wearing explosive belts, attempted sneaking into al-Razaza lake, located southwest of Ramadi,” Maj.Gen. Mahmoud al-Falahi, commander of Anbar Operations told AlSumaria News on Thursday.

“The army’s eighth division troops killed the attackers and destroyed one of the group’s vehicles without casualties among the troops,” he added.

In related news, a military source said army destroyed a booby-trapped car east of Hīt city, west of Anbar.

“The seventh division of the army’s 29th brigade destroyed the car that was parked in al-Akba region, eastern Hīt,” the source, who preferred anonymity, told AlSumaria News. No casualties were reported among the troops.

The group has sustained severe losses in personnel and finances with hundreds of senior leaders killed.

IS still holds a few areas in Salahuddin, Diyala, Anbar and Kirkuk, but the Iraqi government, is expected to aim at those strongholds once the Mosul battle is concluded.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province.

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