Iraqi security forces in Anbar Province have managed to repel yet another major attack by Islamic State (IS) gunmen on the provincial capital Ramadi, 60 miles west of Baghdad. Local police sources said that ten Islamic State militants were killed in the clashes.
Islamic State militants launched a three-pronged surprise offensive in Ramadi, which is one of the last remaining urban areas under Baghdad’s control in Anbar Province. The assaults were carried out in the northwest of the city, the southern Hawz district and in the eastern sector near the Euphrates River, according to an RFE/RL correspondent.
Tribal fighters in the northwestern Abu Risha area managed to push back the militants, killing three of them, the correspondent reported. Iraqi security forces engaged the militants in Ramadi’s eastern district. […]