On Sunday morning, the Iraqi Army’s 8th Brigade – in coordination with Hashd Al-Sha’abi and Al-‘Anbar tribesmen – carried out a powerful assault on the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) defensive positions at the Al-Ramadi Train Station, killing scores of enemy combatants from the terrorist group before they were able to impose full control over this area.
As a result of their successful assault on Al-Ramadi Train Station, the Iraqi Armed Forces were able to reach ISIS’ primary supply route, where they were able to overpower the terrorist group’s armed combatants after a series of intense firefights.
Following the intense clashes with the terrorist group, the Iraqi Armed Forces were able to take control of the checkpoint that sits on the road leading to ISIS’ positions inside the provincial capital of the Al-‘Anbar Governorate; this now leaves them without access to their strongholds in the western part of the province.
In addition to their success at the Al-Ramadi Train Station, the Iraqi Armed Forces advanced into the provincial capital’s southern districts of Al-Thoubat, Albu Dhiyab, and Al-Bakr, leaving ISIS completely cutoff from the territory south of Al-Ramadi.
While this success is promising for the Iraqi Armed Forces, there is still a significant amount of fighting left as the provincial capital is still 75 percent under ISIS’ control.