A wave of 15 suicide car bomb attacks by ISIS against Iraqi security forces was repelled east of the flashpoint city of Ramadi Tuesday with limited casualties, officials said.

 

The onslaught was the latest in a series of attacks by extremists defending positions in Ramadi, which Iraqi forces, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, are trying to retake.

 

“Aircraft of the international coalition and Iraqi ground forces… repelled a violent attack from Daesh (ISIS),” police Captain Ahmed al-Dulaimi said.

 

He said 15 cars driven by suicide bombers from central Ramadi towards Husaybah were destroyed.

 

 

 

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