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Islamic State Controls all Surrounding Areas of Hit District West of Iraq

Islamic State Controls all Surrounding Areas of Hit District West of Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A security source in Anbar operation command announced that the Islamic State (IS) controlled all surrounding areas of Hit district, west of Anbar.

The source told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) “The elements of the (IS) attacked, at dawn today, Hit district from three directions, the first is the military headquarters and checkpoints internal and external, the second direction is the main roads to cut off military supplies to the district, and the third attack is to targeting the checkpoints with three car bombs, which led to stagger the armed forces defending the district as a whole.

The source added, “The number of martyrs and wounded in the ranks of the security forces reached 74 in the primary outcome , including 42 martyrs and dozens missing, and the elements of the (IS) captured a battalion of tanks, the headquarters of the Infantry Regiment, the headquarters for the leadership of the border guards of the Fourth Region, the Police Department of Hit and five police stations in the district, stressing that the battles are going on between security forces and elements of the (IS)”. 

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