3000 volunteer soldiers arrive in Anbar, says Anbar Council

Al-Hashed al-Sha'bi militia fighters. File photo.
Al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia fighters. File photo.

( Anbar – On Monday, Anbar Provincial Council announced, that three thousand elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia (also known as the Iraqi Volunteer Forces) have arrived in the province to participate in the military operation to liberate all areas of Ramadi.

The provincial council said in a statement obtained by “Around 3000 fighters of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi from the southern tribes and al-Furat al-Awsat area have come from Babel province to Anbar and stationed in al-Habaniyah military base, located 30 km east of Ramadi.”

The statement added, “These forces are equipped with gear and equipment,” pointing out that, “They will participate alongside the security forces and al-Hashed al-Sha’bi fighters from Anbar in the military operations to liberate all areas of Ramadi, which the ISIS militants have occupied.”


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  1. The Prime Minister really needs to get his head in gear and start arming these Sunni tribesman with weapons to fight Daesh! Stop only depending on the Shia miltias to take over the Sunnin Heartland!

  2. If some days ago if Abadi had provided sufficient reinforcements to Ramadi then Ramadi would not have fallen in the first place and no liberation would have been needed. Maybe it was a setup to loose Ramadi so the Shiite Militias could come in now to claim a victory in liberating a Sunni region. Abadi did say earlier he wanted to have the Shiite Militia all over Iraq and well armed, now he has the opportunity to order them into Ramadi.

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