March 13, 2015
Release # 20150313
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — Iraqi Security Forces supported by Combined Joint Task
Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, successfully defeated an ISIL attack on
Ramadi in the Anbar Region. The Iraqi forces were simultaneously attacked in
several locations in Ramadi and the surrounding areas with small arms fire,
vehicle-borne IED's and indirect fire during the morning of March 11.
Iraqi air and ground security forces responded in force and successfully
defeated the attacks. ISIL gained no ground.
"The successful defense of Ramadi by Iraqi Security Forces is
another example of their increasing ability to defeat Daesh in multiple
locations and prevent the terrorist group from gaining ground," said Lt.
Gen. James L. Terry, CJTF-OIR commander. "The ISF continues to hold terrain
in some locations while making gains in others."
Iraqi Security Forces in Ramadi continue to hold all positions previously
held by friendly forces before the attack. The CJTF-OIR coalition will
continue to support the Government of Iraq efforts to attack, defend and