Iraqi security forces cross a bridge built by corps of engineers over the Euphrates in Ramadi, December 22, 2015. Picture taken December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

The Iraqi Armed Forces are on the move in the eastern countryside of the Al-Anbar Governorate, where they are looking to liberate the remaining villages between the provincial capital (Ramadi) and the jihadist stronghold of Fallujah.

On Sunday morning, the Iraqi Army – backed by their popular committees and local tribes – captured 6 points belonging to the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) in the Ramadi countryside, furthering their buffer-zone around the aforementioned city.

According to the Iraqi Defense Minister, the 6 points captured by the Iraqi Armed Forces and their allies were located 7 km east of Ramadi near the Iraqi Police Station in Husaybeh.

Currently, the Iraqi Army and their allies have less than 30 km of territory left before they can link Ramadi and Fallujah.

 

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