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ISIS bomber kills two Iraqi generals in Anbar

The bomber drove his explosives-laden vehicle into advancing troops north of Anbar's provincial capital

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Iraqi military officials say an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bomber has killed two army generals as they led forces against ISIS positions in turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad.

They say the bomber drove his explosives-laden vehicle into advancing troops north of Anbar's provincial capital, ISIS-held Ramadi on Thursday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Infographic: ISIS bomber kills two Iraqi generals in Anbar
Infographic: ISIS bomber kills two Iraqi generals in Anbar


A military statement identified the two generals as Maj. Gen. Abdul-Rahman Abu-Regheef, deputy chief of operations in Anbar, and Brig. Gen. Sefeen Abdul-Maguid, commander of the 10th Army Division. It said there were other casualties.

Government forces and allied militiamen have been battling ISIS militants in Anbar for months but have made modest gains against the group that controls most of the province.