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Bombing kills 2 tribal fighters in western Iraq
Bombing kills 2 tribal fighters in western Iraq

A booby-trapped house explosion killed 2 tribal fighters in Anbar

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two tribal fighters were killed in a bombing in western Iraq on Sunday, according to an Iraqi military officer.

"A booby-trapped house blew up during a crackdown operation by tribal fighters” in Rawa city in the Anbar province, Colonel Walid al-Dulaimi said.

He said another tribal fighter was injured in the attack.

Al-Dulaimi said army forces were trying to clear mines planted by ISIL militants in the district.

Meanwhile, Army Captain Rajab al-Saidi said forces of the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi militia had been dispatched to Rawa city from Mosul’s Rabia and Zammar districts.

“The dispatch aims at supporting security forces in the ongoing offensive to recapture remaining ISIL-held areas in Anbar,” he said.

On Friday, the Iraqi army – with the help of a U.S.-led air coalition -- managed to recapture Rawa from the ISIL terrorist group.

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