Daesh shells two army camps in western Iraq


Several Iraqi soldiers injured after Daesh attack in Anbar.

ANBAR, Iraq – Several Iraqi soldiers were injured after Daesh attacked two Iraqi army bases Friday in the western province of Anbar.

An Iraqi army officer, who preferred not to divulge his name, told Anadolu Agency that Daesh targeted the Mazraa and Tarek army camps south of Karma city.

“Daesh used projectiles that are locally made by military experts at workshops in al-Karma city,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, Major General Kazem al-Fahdawi, Anbar province’s police chief, told Anadolu Agency that Iraqi security forces battled Daesh in al-Habbaniya area, 30 kilometers east of Anbar’s capital Ramadi.

“Nineteen Daesh militants were killed in the clashes,” al-Fahdawi said.

Clashes between Iraqi forces and Daesh have been ongoing since June 2014 when the armed group seized Mosul and other territories in Iraq.