Iraqi Army launches operation in Anbar deserts

Iraqi military forces, backed by local tribes, started a major military operation in the western province of Anbar on Wednesday to cleanse the desert areas in the province of the remnants of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.

In the military operation in Anbar province on Wednesday, the Iraqi troops destroyed four armored vehicles of Daesh and seized three others, according to Iraqi News.

“A joint force from Anbar Operations Command, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and the Border Guards carried out a military operation in several desert areas in Anbar province on the Iraqi-Saudi borders,” Alsumaria News quoted Commander of Anbar Operations Major General Mahmoud al-Falahi as saying.

According to the commander, four Daesh camps were completely destroyed in the operation.

In mid-November 2017, Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Daesh control, marking the collapse of the terror group’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq.

Since then, Iraqi military units and popular forces have been hunting for the armed terrorists in different parts of the country.

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