Iraqi soldiers repel ISIL attacks in western Iraq
Iran Press TV
Sun Jan 4, 2015 2:45PM
Iraqi security forces, backed by local tribesmen, have managed to repel attacks by Takfiri ISIL militants in the violence-scarred western province of al-Anbar.
The police chief of the Hit district in Anbar, Colonel Salah al-Delimi, said on Sunday that Iraqi troopers have deterred ISIL assaults, and killed 30 ISIL militants during intense fighting in the city of Khan al-Baghdadi, situated about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.
Khan al-Baghdadi is on the verge of a "humanitarian catastrophe," as some 50,000 residents remain blockaded by the ISIL militants.
The area is also suffering from a water shortage as ISIL snipers have prevented water department employees from entering the region to fix a water supply system.
On December 24, ISIL militants attacked Khan al-Baghdadi with mortar shells loaded with chlorine gas.
The Takfiri ISIL militants killed at least 300 Iraqi soldiers in a chlorine gas attack on an army battalion in al-Anbar Province in September.
The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
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