AP reports that Islamic State (Daesh( is launching suicide car bomb attacks against the Iraqi military in the fight for Ramadi.
Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Belawi told AP that Daesh militants sent seven suicide car bombs along the city’s outskirts on Friday. Iraqi forces reported casualities, but have not released the death toll.
Ramadi is the capital of the Anbar province. It has been held by Daesh since May. Iraqi forces launched airstrikes and ground attacks on the city in recent weeks. While Ramadi is considered under Iraqi army control, Daesh militants still hold land outside of the city and are suspected to maintain positions within the city.