Anbar operations: gray island next target after Khalidiya
Anbar / long-Presse
Maj . Gen. Ismail Mahlawi, commander of theAnbar Operations in an interview to the (range Press), " The security forces are preparing to implement thesecond phase of its operations after the liberation of Khalidiya Island, east of Ramadi , " noting that "this stage is cleared gray island in the coming days, which includes the regions of the Albu Ali Jassim and Albu Assaf and Albu Diab, north of Ramadi."
he Mahlawi " the combat troops will hand over Khalidiya island east of Ramadi liberated areas, to tend to edit gray island , " adding that "security forces were able to destroy dozens of booby - trapping and industry improvised bunkers and secret tunnels used by the coefficient (Daash) terrorist in Khalidiya Island east ofRamadi, with the killing of a large number of elements of the organization during the clashes. "
but the head of the security committee in the district council Khalidiya Ibrahim Fahdawi, said (long - Presse) on Monday," the joint forces continuing battles after cleansing Khalidiya island areas 20 km east of Ramadi, the control organization Daash , "noting that" the areas of the island have not been fully liberated the fact that the villages of Albu Bali and surrounding other area Krtan still witnessing battles to cleanse the pockets of the organization. "
He added Fahdawi" The organization Daash heavy losses the deaths of dozens of elements and thedestruction of more than four bastions and the headquarters of president of the terrorist organization with thebombing of a number of wheels that was used to launch attacks against security forces , "adding that" thenext few hours will be crucial in clearing all areas , and we will announce raise the Iraqi flag over the buildings liberated soon. "
the leadership of the popular crowd at Anbarkd province, announced the end of July the past, starting edit Khalidiya Island operations. And impose regulation Daash, control of the Khalidiya island since the middle of 2014. They use the area to launch attacks on Ramadi and spend Khalidiya , which prevented the security forces fell in 2014.
He was commander of the Anbar Operations told (long - Presse), " The security forces were able, on Monday the past, the liberation of all Khalidiya island regions and raising the Iraqi flag over the buildings after fierce battles that lasted nearly three days against members of the organization (Daash) terrorist , "noting that" Theoperation resulted in the deaths of dozens of members of the organization. "
Mahlawi said that" the security forces all its different forms working to address improvised explosive devices and booby - trapped buildings in Khalidiya Island liberated eastern gray areas , "he said . " inspect all buildings and villages to eliminate remaining pockets of weak regulation and monitored security. "