Iraqi forces after entering Fallujah on Monday battled for four hours in the Nuaimiya area at dawn on Tuesday where they have captured almost 85 per cent area.
The drive to recapture the first city to be lost from government control in 2014 came as fighting also raged in neighbouring Syria, leaving huge numbers of civilians exposed.
Shortly after the bombs hit, the extremist Islamic State claimed responsibility for two of the explosions.
Cross-border fire from Syria has claimed 21 lives and wounded dozens of others in the border town of Kilis this year.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday’s advance also effectively cut off a key supply route between Azaz and Marea, another opposition stronghold.
JDQ has been responsible for various attacks, including the infamous 2010 kidnapping and death of British aid worker Linda Norgrove in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
Two alleged top commanders of the module busted by security agencies earlier this year, Rizwan Nawazuddin alias Khalid and Muddabir Sheikh, have revealed this in interrogation.
Sultan’s last coordinates were tracked to Syria in March this year, after which his trail went cold, leaving security agencies worried about his present location and activities, officials said.
Islamic State video: At Aman Tandel’s house nearby, where the news of the IS video trickled in by Saturday afternoon, there was palpable anger in father Nayeem Tandel’s voice.
‘People of all castes and religions will fight the terror forces with all their strength.’
Video features Thane resident Fahad Sheikh, slams Indian Muslim leaders.
The video shows groups of militants on board small boats brandishing Kalashnikov with an ISIS black flag in the background. It shows bearded faces of most of the militants.
The brigades said 32 of their men had been killed and 50 wounded as they pushed Islamic State fighters back towards Sirte on Wednesday, their heaviest losses for months.
Statement of Ashiq Ahmed — a 19-year-old engineering student from Bengal — along with those of two others, will form part of NIA chargesheet
The bomber detonated an explosives belt as he joined a line of men at a police recruitment centre in the city.