Senior officers killed in Iraq’s Anbar
ISIS seized parts of the Nadhim al-Tharthar area east of Anbar provincial capital Ramadi during the fighting on Friday
ISIS killed two senior officers and 10 other soldiers in a suicide bombing and heavy fighting in Iraq's Anbar province, a general said on Saturday.
"The commander of the 1st Division, Staff Brigadier General Hassan Abbas, and the commander of the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division, Staff Colonel Hilal Matar, and 10 soldiers were killed and 10 wounded," Staff Major General Mohammed al-Dulaimi said.
ISIS seized parts of the Nadhim al-Tharthar area east of Anbar provincial capital Ramadi during the fighting on Friday and government forces counterattacked, Dulaimi said.
Iraqi security forces control pockets of territory in Anbar, a vast desert province that stretches from the borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to the western approaches to Baghdad.
But the majority of the province is held by the Islamic State group, which spearheaded an offensive last June that overran swathes of territory north and west of Baghdad.
Some areas have been out of government control for longer than that. Anti-government fighters seized parts of Ramadi and all of Fallujah, to its east, in early 2014.
Iraq lacks DNA results to test Douri’s bodyBaghdad does not yet have DNA test results for any relative of Saddam's top deputy, who was killed earlier this month Middle East
Iraq forces recapture a bridge in Ramadi from ISISAl-Houz bridge was controlled by ISIS for several months and served as the main route supply route for the insurgents Middle East
Iraq tells partners to lift Basra Heavy crude from May: sourcesIraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) informed its partners they can start lifting Basra Heavy crude from May onwards Business
Iraq expects new U.S.-made F-16s in July to boost ISIS fightIraq first ordered the 18 jets for $3 billion in 2011 to supplement its almost nonexistent air force Middle East