Tamil Diplomat

ISIL suffers setbacks on two fronts in Iraq

Iraqi forces say they have taken over a government complex in Ramadi, in Anbar province, after driving out fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, while Kurdish forces are reported to have killed several ISIL fighters during a raid in Hawija, a town in Kirkuk province.

Al Jazeera’s Osama bin Javaid, reporting on Sunday from Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, quoted sources as saying that Iraqi authorities now control at least 60 percent of Ramadi, although ISIL fighters were putting up fierce resistance, planting roadside bombs and deploying suicide bombers.