WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
Da'ish casualties in Khaldiya Island exceed Ramadi's3:28 AM ADMIN
Anbar/ Iraq TradeLink: The total Da'ish casualties' outcome of the battle in Khaldiya Island exceeded the figures of Ramadi battle.
Military commanders attributed the increasing figures due that most of the casualties were the fugitives from Fallujah battles.
Despite the mines are covering the mid and east parts of Ramadi city, observers believe that 95% of Ramadi people, estimated one million people, returned homes after eight months of its liberation.
The quick liberation of Fallujah city, last June, stirred questions on the numbers of Da'ish (ISIS) in the city that remained under its occupation for two years.
Local reports said that more than 600 Da'ish gunmen were killed in the Island's liberation battles, in addition to other figures for unidentified bodies, pointing that most of the casualties were Chechnyans and Asians, as well as Arab and Iraqi nationalities.
"The great number of Khaldiya Island's casualties were those who fled from Fallujah battles, taking refuge in the orchards of the island to flee the war", local observers said.
Da'ish gunmen are still controlling cities like Rawa, Ana and Qa'im in west of Anbar province, with expectations that these cities will be liberated after completing Khaldiya Island, but the decision shall be under the military command in the area
It is expected that pre-military operations in west of Anbar province will cut off the border lines with Syria to prevent Da'ish escape or supply routes.
Da'ish is making Qa'im area, near the Syrian borders, as the main center for its command in Iraq.