Iraqi army begins operation to liberate Albu Ziyab north of Ramadi

Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.
Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.

( al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Command Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Sunday, that the army forces began an offensive operation against ISIS to liberate Albu Ziyab area north of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a statement received by, “Today, a force from the army, in coordination with the tribal fighters of al-Hashed backed by the Iraqi Air Force and the international coalition aviation, began an operation to liberate the area of Albu Ziyab north of Ramadi,” pointing out that, “The army forces and tribal fighters of al-Hashed are advancing into the area, progressively, while there is no resistance by [ISIS].”

The statement added, “The army artillery destroyed two booby-trapped vehicles and a workshop that contained toxic materials in the [mentioned] area.”

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