Iraqi Warplanes Raze ISIS Military Hardware near Ramadi, Kill 12 Militants
The Iraqi fighter jets pounded the gathering centers of the ISIS near the town of al-Haditha Westward of the city of al-Ramadi, killing several terrorists and destroying their military hardware, including an arms depot.
At least 12 terrorists were killed in the Iraqi warplanes' raids on ISIL's military positions in al-Sokreh region in the Westerns part of Haditha town in Western al-Ramadi.
The Iraqi air force also destroyed four vehicles of the ISIS terrorists in al-Sokreh region.
The Iraqi fighter jets also pounded ISIL's vehicles to the West of al-Haditha, destroying three military vehicles.
The Iraqi air forces, meantime, raided ISIL's military vehicles in al-Raihana region in the town of Annah in Western al-Ramadi, destroying all of them and killing all the military personnel in the cars.
The Iraqi forces also discovered an arms and ammunition depot in Albu Hays region North of al-Ramadi with bombs and 100 C4 packages.
The Iraqi army and popular forces also found 85 bombs in Bu Jalib and al-Ankor regions West of al-Ramadi. The army defused all the bombs and explosives at the arms depot.
In a relevant development on Monday, Nine ISIL terrorists were killed in an airstrike carried out by Iraqi army fighter jets West of Anbar, a source said.
The source said Iraqi air force jets pounded an ISIS hideout in the village of Raihana in the town of Annah, killing nine militants inside, Al Sumeriya News reported.
Meanwhile, Iraq's Defense Ministry said in a statement the warplanes targeted ISIL ammunition stacks and booby-trapping workshops in Okashat desert area, also in the west, as well as in al-Akra village in Haditha.
ISIL militants still maintain holdouts at Western Anbar regions, most notably at the towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaem, launching from there occasional attacks on civilians and security forces who respond with airstrikes on the group's locations relying on intelligence tips.
Iraqi security forces, assisted by popular forces, have been struggling since October to drive ISIS militants out of towns they had captured in 2014, FNA reported.
Source: Al Alam