ISIL Militants Kills 19 policeman in Iraq’s Anbar Province

KABUL: (Middle East Press) At least 19 policemen have been killed by ISIL Takfiri militants and trapped others inside their headquarters during an attack on a town in Iraq’s Anbar province.

Following a blockade which started on Friday, the militants captured the town of al-Wafa located about 20 miles west of Anbar’s capital Ramadi, on Saturday, Iraqi officials say.

“Police forces have been fighting ISIL fighters since Friday, but lack of ammunition forced it to retreat and losing the town. I’m frustrated because we were left alone without support,” said al-Wafa’s mayor Hussain Kassar.

Police forces backed by tribal fighters failed to stop the militants from crossing the sand barrier surrounding the town.

According to reports, two other towns to the west Ramadi — Hit and Kubaisa – are currently under control of ISIL.

ISIL have also put the town of al-Baghdadi, also situated to the west of Ramadi, under siege and instantly executed at least 21 tribal fighters after taking them near the town.

The corpses, which had bullet wounds in the chest and head, were found dumped in an orchard near the city.

The ISIL launched an offensive in Iraq in June and took control of the country’s second largest city, Mosul, before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.

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