Iraqi forces thwart third ISIS attack east of Ramadi
Security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by ISIS extremists during sand storm in the eastern part of Ramadi.
Iraqi forces said they thwarted a third attempt by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants to break through their defensive lines east of the city of Ramadi overnight on Thursday.
Police and pro-government Sunni fighters exchanged mortar and sniper fire with the insurgents across the new frontline in Husaiba al-Sharqiya, about halfway between Ramadi and a base where a counter-offensive to retake the city is being prepared.
Ramadi fell to the militants on Sunday in the most significant setback for Iraqi security forces in nearly a year, calling into question the U.S.-led strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamist group.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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