Eight members of the Iraqi Shiite militias, also known as al-Hash al-Shaaby, have been killed and 13 have been wounded in Anbar’s ciy of Fallujah, while the ISIS has announced it’s control over the city of Husaybah east of Ramadi.
According to Al Jazeera, about seven hundred militants of al-Hashd al-Shaaby, including three hundred of Iraq’s branch of the Lebanese Hezbollah, arrived at Fallujah on Thursday morning, along with reinforcements and military vehicles.
On the other hand, medical sources said an Iraqi civilian was killed and four others were wounded by Iraqi army shelling north of Fallujah.
In Ramadi, hospital sources also said that a woman and three children in addition to four state employees were killed in an air strike by the international anti-ISIS against on the city center.
The news followed the announcement by ISIS sources that the city of Husaybah east of Ramadi is under the group’s control.
Meanwhile, the Anbar provincial council has made called for voluntary military enlistment so local people can fight ISIS in the impending battle for the province, Sabah Karhut, head of the council, said Thursday.
“The Anbar provincial council is calling on the people of the Anbar province to join the Iraqi Army in order to liberate the province from ISIS militants,” said Karhut.
“The majority of the Anbar sheikhs and political figures abandoned the province and let it fall to the ISIS militants, and they are the real mercenaries,” Mohammed Khalaf, an Anbar tribal chief, announced Wednesday.