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44 Iraqis Killed in Fighting Between Government Forces and Islamic State Fighters in Ramadi and Baghdadi

July 30, 2015 


Iraqi soldiers killed in Islamic State bombing attacks.

Abu Farraj area, Al-Ramadi Al-Fallouja Ali Bin Abi Talib's Mosque in Fallouja

Photos of Iraqi government attacks on Sunni cities of Ramadi and Fallouja.


26 killed in 2 suicide bombings, clashes with IS in Iraq 2015-07-30 22:59:55

RAMADI, Iraq July 30, 2015 (Xinhua) --

A total of 26 people were killed Thursday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants and two truck-bomb-suicide-attacks targeting Iraqi security forces in the volatile province of Anbar, according to a provincial security source.

In one attack, nine security members were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden truck at a military base outside the town of Baghdadi, 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Another suicide bomber rammed his explosive-packed truck into an outpost near al-Mazraa military camp east of the IS-held city of Fallujah, 50 km west of Baghdad, leaving five soldiers dead and eight others wounded, the source said.

Meanwhile, security forces and allied paramilitary militias known as "Hashd Shaabi," or popular mobilization, attacked IS posts at Juweiba, just east of Anbar's provincial capital city of Ramadi, located 110 km west of Baghdad, killing 12 militants - including three suicide bombers wearing explosive vests - and destroying five IS vehicles, the source added.

Iraqi authorities announced the launch of a major offensive against IS militants on July 13 to free key cities and towns in Iraq's largest province of Anbar from IS militants.

Iraqi security forces and allied Hashd Shaabi paramilitary militias have been fighting for months to regain control of key cities and towns in the province of Anbar since IS militants seized most of it and attempted to advance towards the capital city of Baghdad, however several counterattacks by security forces and Shiite militias repelled them.

The security situation in Iraq has deteriorated drastically since June 10 of last year, when bloody clashes broke out between Iraqi security forces and IS.

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Suicide attacks kill at least 18 Iraqi troops

Associated Press  July 30, 2015


Militants in Iraq on Wednesday used stolen Humvees loaded with explosives to carry out three suicide car bombings against Iraqi security forces, killing at least 18 Iraqi troops, officials said.

The attacks came as the government pressed its efforts to reclaim territory held by extremists in Anbar province.

First, back-to-back suicide bombers rammed Humvees into Iraqi forces deployed outside of the University of Ramadi complex near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi, killing at least 12 troops, officials said. Eight Iraqi soldiers were wounded in that bombing.

Later Wednesday, a suicide bomber drove a Humvee toward army and paramilitary forces near Fallujah, killing six troops and wounding four, officials said.

On Sunday, Iraqi government forces recaptured the Ramadi university, 3 miles south of Ramadi, from Islamic State militants, as part of their broader offensive. The militants captured Ramadi in mid-May, and on Wednesday, clashes continued southwest of the city, killing one soldier and wounding eight others, officials said, while 14 militants were killed.

Some militants were still holed up in some buildings inside the university complex and ground forces have asked for airstrikes, the officials added. Some of the complex buildings and streets were rigged with bombs, preventing the Iraqi troops from moving easily. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to reporters. 


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