Iraqi Army fights back in Ar-Rutbah as ISIS sends suicide bombers into battle


During the initial assault yesterday, Iraqi border guards and local pro-government Sunni fighters of the Haditha tribe set up camp and entrenched themselves in the Karabilah neighbourhood while waiting for reinforcements to arrive from the Iraqi Armed Forces.

Amaq Agency claimed the initial thrust and subsequent suicide bombings killed approximately 70 Iraqi troops. Meanwhile, photos emerged on social media showing the dead bodies of several ISIS fighters, suggesting their death toll to be in the dozens as well.


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