Anbar Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed downing an Iraqi military helicopter in an area south of Ramadi. In a communique distributed on Twitter and Telegram on December 25, 2015, the group reported that its “air-defense detachments” shot down the helicopter after targeting it near al-Humayra.
Following is a translation of the message:
Urgent: Downing a Helicopter of the Safavid Army South of Ramadi
13 Rabie al-Awwal 1437
With grace from Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, air-defense detachments was able to down a helicopter of the Safavid army, after targeting it near al-Humayra, south of Ramadi, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude.