Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Militant fighters of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) bombed the Olympic Stadium in al-Bujileeb area in the countryside of Iraq’s Ramadi, pro-IS media sources reported on Sunday.
The stadium was recently turned into a base for Iraqi government’s army forces, from which they used to launch attacks on IS strongholds in the province.
Speaking to ARA News, Abu Yasser, a tribal leader in the city of Fallujah, said that IS militants, before their withdrawal from al-Bujileeb northwest of Ramadi, had filled the Olympic Stadium with explosives.
“Days after the Iraqi army forces regained control of it, the group blew up the stadium, causing dozens of casualties among the Shiite Popular Mobilization forces who were taking the area as a military base,” he added.
Smoke pillars were seen above the stadium following the explosion on Sunday, as dozens of corpses were pulled out of the location, local sources told ARA News.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News
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