Issued the 10/15/2014 at 14:47
The Iraqi army, aided by tribes, repelled an assault Daesh today launched before dawn against Ramadi, capital of the western province of Anbar that the jihadists are trying to control completely, according to an official.
Military reinforcements were also sent to Iraqi forces in the al-Fallujah Amriyat resort, one of the last strongholds of the army in the province of Al-Anbar and virtually besieged by jihadists, according to the chief the police of this city.
The fighters of IE launched at night from three axes, an assault on Ramadi to fully control the city but the army supported by special forces and tribesmen, "managed to repel" the official said.
"Thirty-five members of the AEs were killed. We burned a lot of their vehicles with the help of the tribes," he has said, assuring that "the situation was under control" of the army. The assault was preceded by falling mortar shells on the city, according to an AFP correspondent on the spot.
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