On the morning of 22 December, units of the Iraqi army launched an offensive on positions of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in the center of Ramadi, the capital of Western Anbar province.
«Our troops with air support come in the direction of the government complex in the center of the city. The battle is in the surrounding areas,» said a spokesman of the headquarters of the counter-terrorist operations, Sabah al-Numani.
According to him, in Ramadi dug 250-300 gadisov. It is noted that the liberation of the city will be for government troops the most significant advance in recent months.
A few days before the onset of the Iraqi air force scattered over the city flyers, in which civilians were given 72 hours to leave Ramadi. However, according to reports, the militants blocked the exits of the city.