Iraqi security forces. File photo.
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Monday launching the liberation operation of Zankoura area in northern Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).
The ministry said in a statement, a copy of which was received by Iraqi News, “This morning the liberation operation of Zankoura was launched at Abu Risha in northern Ramadi, under the supervision of the Army Chief of Staff, aides to Army Chief of Staff for Operations and the commander of the army’s Ground Forces.”
The statement further added, “Forces belonging to Anbar Operations’ Commando Brigade and the Tactical Regiment of Anbar police, backed by the artillery of the army’s 16th Brigade, Iraqi Air Force and Iraqi Army Aviation, also participated in the operation.”