Daesh ambushes in Anbar kill up to 50 Iraq troops

Published August 23rd, 2015 - 06:20 GMT
A member of the Iraqi forces guards a look-out point during clashes with Daesh in the province of Anbar, August 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
A member of the Iraqi forces guards a look-out point during clashes with Daesh in the province of Anbar, August 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)

Daesh (ISIS) ambushed Iraqi troops in two separate attacks west of Baghdad, killing up to 50 Iraqi soldiers, a top official told the Associated Press on Saturday. 

Anbar Provincial Council President Sabah al-Karhout said the ambushes happened in the provincial capital of Ramadi on Friday.

Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi said Saturday, during his tour of the army's Anbar command, said the troops need to be cautious to avoid any "unjustified losses."

Daesh controls a part of Anbar and in total about a third of the territory in Iraq, according to the AP. 


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