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Tribal fighters launch extensive operation to liberate Rutba desert

Tribal fighters launch extensive operation to liberate Rutba desert
Tribal fighters. File photo.

Rutba (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Anbar Province revealed that tribal fighters, backed by the US-led international coalition, started an extensive operation to liberate al-Rutba desert from the Islamic State group, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

The source said in a press statement that tribal fighters, backed by the international coalition forces, launched a wide-scale offensive to liberate the northeastern desert of Rutba.

Google Maps view of Rutba City (marked with red).

These security forces will liberate more than 40 kilometers of the northeastern desert of Rutba, the source added on condition of anonymity. The international coalition will aid and support the tribal fighters during the offensive.

Noteworthy, Islamic State group usually uses the northwestern desert area of Rutba City to launch attacks on security forces, which in turn repulse the attacks and inflict heavy losses on the terrorist group.



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