Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants detained on Saturday 15 civilians over cooperation with security troops and executed militants for escaping, in Anbar, Alghad Press reported.
IS arrested 15 civilians over cooperation and sending information to security troops about the group’s headquarters in Qaim, western Anbar, the news website said.
The group also executed two militants over escaping Tal Afar town, Nineveh.
Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.
Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.
Iraqi joint troops managed earlier on the day to liberate Akashat region, between Rutba town, on borders with Jordan, and Qaim, on borders with Syria.
Sputnik quoted a source as saying that the militant group withdrew from the hours, few hours after an offensive was launched there, heading toward Qaim, with no resistance against the troops.
Earlier on the day, PMF announced launch of operations to liberate Akashat from four directions. Anbar Operations Command later said joint troops reached to the region in order to liberate it.