Fighting is continuing along the outskirts of Ramadi; security forces have now surrounded the city on four fronts, according to the Anbar Police Chief. Some of the areas in southern Ramadi have witnessed clashes and shelling, with security forces now at the approaches to the 5 km and 7 km districts in westernmost Ramadi.
Meanwhile, Iraqi gun ships and coalition warplanes have struck a number of ISIL positions in central Ramadi, with at least 13 gunmen reported killed.
Military equipment has also been delivered to the Khalidiya and Habbaniya areas, and new centers have been open to sign up volunteers in Khalidiya.
In Fallujah today, the ongoing random bombardment exchanges between security forces around the city’s perimeter and the ISIL gunmen holding the city has wounded more than 76 residents and killed at least 11, mostly women and children, in a number of the city’s residential districts.
At the Bzaybiz Bridge crossing, thousands of migrants have been provided with relief aid by the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and the International Red Cross.