At least 73 people killed in Iraqi army raids in Anbar province
July 5, Baghdad: Dozens of people have been killed in Iraqi government air strikes and artillery fire in the the western Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
At least 50 people killed in an air strike on a sports field in Ramadi shortly after midnight on Sunday and left more than 30 people injured. Similarly, at least 23 people were killed and around 40 wounded after shelling north of Fallujah.
The Iraqi army’s Anbar Operations Command said they launched air strikes in the city, aimed at what they called an ISIL gathering.
In Fallujah, which is also held by ISIL, 23 people including five women and seven children, were killed after Iraqi government forces shelled areas in the north of the city, Al Jazeera reported.
The Oslo Times