Iraqi forces flush out Daesh terrorists from desert hideouts in major offensive


Iraqi army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have liberated dozens of villages across the country as they are engaged in a large-scale military operation to dislodge Daesh Takfiri terrorists from their hideouts in the desert.

The commander of Upper Euphrates and al-Jazira Liberation Operations, Major General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said on Thursday that pro-government fighters, better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, had established control over Sheikhan and Sheikhanah villages south of al-Hatra district in the northern province of Nineveh, Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported.

The 26th brigade of Hashd al-Sha’abi also managed to retake an air base southwest of Hatra.

Additionally, the units of the 9th Armored Division as well as the 2nd brigade of Hashd al-Sha’abi retook the Malaha area of Baiji district in the northern province of Salahuddin.

On Thursday noon, the 11th brigade of Hashd al-Sha’abi managed to liberate Zubaidah village in al-Jazira region.

Furthermore, fighters from the 2nd brigade of Hashd al-Sha’abi recaptured the villages of Abdullah al-Abidi and Sabiha al-Badou in Badiya region.


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