Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi paid tribute to a security operative for his bravery in foiling a suicide car bomb in western Anbar province.
According to a military stamen, “Al-Kadhimi ordered the promotion of Hamid Shuaib Abdullah to a higher military rank and a financial reward for his courage in the face of the car bomb that a suicide bomber was driving in the city of Ramadi”,
Earlier today, the Joint Operations Center said in a statement that a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb in Ramadi, some 160 km west of Baghdad, after security forces opened fire on him. him without causing human victims. However, a provincial security source said the massive explosion killed the suicide bomber and injured five civilians at the scene.
In recent months, Islamic State (IS) militants have stepped up attacks on Iraqi security forces in provinces the group previously controlled, leaving dozens dead and injured. The security situation in Iraq has improved since forces defeated ISIS in 2017. However, ISIS remnants have carried out frequent guerrilla attacks against security forces and civilians.
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