Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Breaking news: Islamic State Blows-up Iraqi with multiple blasts

News reaching us says that Islamic State has launched a coordinated attack on government-held areas of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi today, Wednesday, involving seven almost simultaneous suicide car bombs.

Islamic State fighters in Ramadi

At least 10 people were killed and 30 wounded in the attack, according to initial reports by police and hospital sources in the city, capital of Anbar province.

Isil also launched a major offensive on Wednesday to try to capture a strategic town on the Syrian-Turkish border, sparking fierce clashes with Kurdish militia, a monitor said.

Ramadi has been the scene of vicious fighting
"Fighters from the Islamic State group started a huge assault towards Ras al-Ain, and were able to take over a village nearby," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Ras al-Ain, in Hasakeh province, was the scene of major fighting in 2013 before Kurdish forces ousted rebels and al-Qaeda-linked jihadists from the town, which has a border crossing with Ceylanpinar in Turkey.

Islamic State troops are coming under intense pressure from YPG
Ras al-Ain and surrounding villages are under the control of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), and the new clashes have left dozens dead from both sides, the Britain-based Observatory said.

A spokesman for the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the YPG's political arm, confirmed the intense battles.



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