Despite the triumphant reports of the Iraqi army about the liberation from militants of the Islamic state of Ramadi, capital of Western Anbar province, in the city center remain well-equipped pockets of resistance, often occupying several blocks.
According to the newspaper «al-Rai al-Youm» positions designed for all-round defense. Approaches to it are mined and covered by sniper fire. The experience of the Syrian conflict shows that these pockets of resistance have considerable resistance.
However, after the flag of Iraq was raised over the government building complex, the command of the Western coalition air force which played an important role in the battle for Ramadi, hastened to congratulate the Iraqi government with important strategic success.
According to the commander of the eighth infantry division of General Hamid al-Fatlawi, jihadists used suicide bombers and booby-traps. «Even cats in the streets can be mined. So they are fighting», — he told.
Ramadi was captured by militants of the «Islamic state» in June 2015 as a result of rapid onset. The operation on his release began a few weeks ago. During the fighting much of the city was turned into ruins.