On November 23, the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units launched a military operation to liberate the remaining ISIS-held area in western Iraq.
Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of Upper Euphrates and al-Jazeera Combing Operations, announced in a statement that “the army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] started a wide-scale operation to liberate al-Jazeera regions located between Salahuddin, Nineveh and Anbar.”
The army and the PMU started their advance on the ISIS-held area from the northern, southern and eastern directions. They already liberated the small villages of Subeiha, al-Maliha, Ali al-Manei, Deir Aziz, Siyah al-Theeb and Abd Elwan.
Over 6,000 PMU troops are reportedly involved in the operation.
#Breaking| #Iraq announces operation to clear last #ISIS holdouts from desert pic.twitter.com/SVnhynamO5
— Asharq Al-Awsat Eng (@aawsat_eng) 23 November 2017
The current military situation in Iraq:
tireless superheroes from iraq – well done – God speed
The ISF and PMU will need to focus on daesh cells still lurking in cities like Fallujah, Tikrit, Ramadi, and clean up newly liberated areas.
Overall, the progress is great, but there is still much more needed to unite Iraq and defend it.
That problem comes later. keep the faith.