6 killed in army shelling of Iraq's Anbar

"The shelling targeted Ramadi's main commercial area and destroyed three buildings," said the source, citing testimonies by hospitalized survivors.

6 killed in army shelling of Iraq's Anbar

World Bulletin/News Desk

Six Iraqis were killed and 14 others injured on Sunday in army shelling of areas in the violence-wracked Fallujah and Ramadi cities of the western Anbar province, medical sources said.

Four people were killed and five others injured when the army shelled different districts of Fallujah, Wessam al-Essawi, the spokesman for Fallujah General Hospital, told Anadolu Agency.

Two people, meanwhile, were killed and nine injured when Iraqi aircraft bombed two central Ramadi districts, according to a medical source who requested anonymity.

"The shelling targeted Ramadi's main commercial area and destroyed three buildings," said the source, citing testimonies by hospitalized survivors.

The Iraqi army has not officially commented on either incident.

According to government figures, hundreds of civilians in Fallujah and provincial capital Ramadi have been killed and injured since December when the Iraqi army launched an operation against militants in predominantly-Sunni Anbar.

Fallujah has been largely inaccessible to Iraqi security forces since militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group – whom the government claims are linked to al-Qaeda – seized control of the city.

Last Mod: 08 Haziran 2014, 16:25
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