Dozens of Iraqi soldiers killed near Ramadi

    Dozens of Iraqi soldiers killed near Ramadi

    Jan 27, Ramadi: More than 50 Iraqi soldiers and pro-government tribal fighters have been killed in two attacks attributed to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in western part of the country.

    The first attack took place in the early hours of Tuesday when several suicide car bombers attacked the headquarters of the tenth Iraqi army division in northern Ramadi, killing 30 soldiers and pro-government fighters, media reports said.

    Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan said the grave in central Ramadi contained the bodies of civilians as well as police, the Associated Press reported.

    Separately, at noon on Tuesday, a dozen ISIL suicide car bombers tried to breach the Iraqi army barracks on the border of al-Baghdadi city, west of Ramadi, killing 25 Iraqi soldiers and tribal fighters in the process, Al Jazeera news report said.

    The ISIL fighters were prevented from entering al-Baghdadi after heavy fighting with the Iraqi soldiers and air strikes by the US-led coalition.

    The attacks come a day after Iraqi forces uncovered more than 40 bodies, including those of women and children, in a mass grave in Ramadi.

    The Oslo Times 


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