Iraqi forces are “restoring control” to one area in Anbar province, while fighting is ongoing in another area in the region where Islamic State insurgents surrounded two army camps over the past week, Anbar’s police chief said on Thursday.

“Currently, the Iraqi forces regiments are restoring control to the Sijir area,” Anbar police chief Ahmed Saddag told Reuters. Sijir is about an hour’s drive west of the capital Baghdad.

“In Albu Etha, there is no control until now. The enemy Daesh is in control of Albu Etha from the northern side,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for the group that calls itself Islamic State. […]