Over two dozen Daesh hideouts destroyed, 40 villages retaken in west Anbar ops: Official

 

A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says more than two dozen Daesh hideouts have been destroyed and dozens of villages liberated ever since army soldiers, backed by allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, launched a multi-pronged operation to retake the last remaining militant bastions in the country’s western province of Anbar.  

The commander of the west Anbar liberation operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said on Saturday that Iraqi soldiers together with Popular Mobilization Units, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, had recently managed to regain control over the outskirts of al-Rutbah town as well as al-Sa’adah, al-Karabilah and Husaybah districts, Arabic-language al-Forat television network reported.  Yarallah added that the operations were carried out by the Anbar Operations Command Center, Anbar provincial police force, intelligence agencies operating in the province as well as army and Hashd al-Sha’abi forces.

 

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