Iraqi forces have clashed with members of ISIS terrorist group in western area of Anbar province, Iraqi News reported.
Commander of Anbar Border Guards, Lieutenant General Ammar al-Kobessi, announced on Sunday that a number of suspects were arrested during the clashes in west of Rutba District.
In a press statement, Kobbesi said, “Today, forces from the Border Guards of the second section in Anbar, the command’s commando brigade and the Popular Mobilization Units raided Albu Hayat village, west of Trebil-Waleed intersection in Rutba District (310 km west of Ramadi).”
“The security forces clashed with ISIS members on the outskirts of the village, while also managed to dismantle five improvised explosive devices and removed four others, which were planted in the area,” he noted.
“A number of suspects were also arrested and several vehicle were seized in Albu Hayat village,” Kobbesi added.
Meanwhile, a group of terrorists were recently ambushed and killed in the Anbar Province of Iraq, near the Syrian border.
Militia leader Abdullah al-Jaghifi confirmed the attack on the terrorists.
Jaghifi said that Al Hashd al-Shaabi forces ambushed members of the ISIS terrorist group, who were using boats to cross the river toward Haditha Dam, west of Anbar.
“We managed to kill six ISIS members including the elite leader Khamis al-Rawi,” he said.