Iraqi security forces, backed by al-Hashid al-Shaabi Shia militia, took control of two areas from Daesh Wednesday in southern Ramadi, a government official said.
A military operation was launched on Tuesday by Iraqi forces, backed by al-Hashid al-Shaabi, against Daesh to retake Ramadi, the capital of the western province of Anbar.
“Iraqi security forces, backed by al-Hashid al-Shaabi, managed to liberate al-Humeyra and al-Tash areas in southern Ramadi after fierce clashes in which 33 Daesh militants were killed,” Arkan Khalaf Tarmouz, a member of Anbar province’s council, told Anadolu Agency.
According to Tarmouz, the Iraqi forces entered some parts of Anbar University, which is located south of al-Tash area.
Meanwhile, a security source told Anadolu Agency that “army forces managed to repel three Daesh suicide car bomb attacks south of Fallujah.”
On May 17, Daesh took control of Ramadi after overrunning government forces in the area.
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