Islamic State suicide attacks targeting Iraqi outpost kill 8

The assault west of Anbar's provincial capital, Ramadi, involved three vehicles, including two fuel trucks, officials said. The outpost housed a joint contingent of army soldiers, policemen and allied Sunni militiamen, they said.

Iraq ambush kills 14 soldiers in restive Anbar province

The officials, a military officer and a police officer, say numerous roadside bombs targeted a military convoy Wednesday morning as it was traveling on a highway outside the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi. They say that the attack in Khabaz area, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) west of Ramadi, also wounded 10 soldiers.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

VIDEO: Clashes continue between Iraqi police and IS

Ramadi is 70 miles (115 kilometres) west of Baghdad.

The clashes erupted in the Husaybah al-Sharqiya area of the city.

In early July the Iraqi military launched a large-scale operation to dislodge militants from Anbar, where the Islamic State group holds most of the biggest cities.

Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi

The suicide bombers rammed explosives-laden Humvees into forces deployed outside of the University of Ramadi complex, two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press.

The officials — one with the Iraqi army, the other with the country's elite counterterrorism forces — also said that eight Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the bombing.

Shortly afterward, clashes erupted southwest of Ramadi, killing one soldier and wounding eight others, the officials said, while 14 militants were also killed.

Officials: Iraqi forces retake Anbar University near Ramadi

The university, located 5 kilometers (3 miles) south of Anbar's provincial capital, the militant-held city of Ramadi, was under the full control of government forces, which had entered the complex early Sunday amid intense combat with the militant group.