Anbar (IraqiNews) Anbar Operations Command announced, on Sunday, launching an extensive military operation, backed by Army Aviation, to pursue terrorists in some areas, west of Anbar.
The Commander of Anbar Operations, Qassim Muslleh, said in a press statement, “Some areas witnessed notable movements of the IS terrorists, and the operation aims to address the targets according to the plan prepared by Anbar Operations Command.”
“The operation covers western Ramadi desert (the areas of Saad, Ras al-Ajarmy, Ras al-Oud, Ras al-Nesr, Nazira, Husseineya, Zur Huran and others),” Muslleh added. “These areas is witnessing noticeable movement of terrorists.”
He further pointed out, “These areas, if secured, will positively affect the security situation for the west of the country.”
It is noteworthy that in early 2014, the Islamic State group, with the assistance of local Sunni militia, launched a successful campaign to control Anbar Province. Iraqi government launched many operations to drive out the IS from the province. The area was effectively recaptured by the end of 2017.