ISIS Takes Western Iraq’s Third Largest Military Base in Hit
ISIS Captures Third Largest Military Base in Anbar Province
— Seize tanks, heavy weapons and supplies —
ISIS parades into Rāwah in western Anbār in late September.
The Iraqi army withdrew from its last base in the city of Heet (Hit), in Anbar province on Monday. The base is the third largest in western Iraq and includes a training camp and base for the seventh division.
Iraqi News reported:
On Monday Iraqi military sources confirmed the fall of the military base of Hit, which includes a training camp and the base of the seventh division of the Iraqi army, after a major attack of the organization ISIS, using suicide car bombs and rocket-propelled grenades.
The military sources said that “the organization ISIS attacked the army base in Hit, the third largest military bases in western Iraq, from several axes, and carried out a series of suicide attacks on the walls of the base by car bombs, as well as a missile attack lasted about an hour which led to the storming of the base after the withdrawal of the army from it. “
In a related context, lieutenant colonel, Rahim Aljughaifi said that “ISIS have seized the contents of the base and the training camp, including tanks, heavy weapons, munitions and stores, as well as spare parts and different military supplies,” adding that “the army had requested help of the international coalition during the attack on the base, but the latter did not respond’, asserting the control of ISIS on the three towns surrounding the base.”
ISIS distributed Eid meat in Anbar province earlier this month.
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