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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.

(IraqiNews.com) 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 IraqiNews.com “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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