The Iraqi security forces, on Tuesday, launched a new offensive, to drive out the Daesh militants from a town and nearby areas, in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, the Iraqi military, as saying.
Two Iraqi army’s infantry divisions and a brigade of armoured vehicles, backed by paramilitary tribal fighters, advanced to liberate the town of Aana, some 280 km north-west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and the nearby Rayhana area from the Daesh militants, Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said, in a brief statement.
The operation came, three days after another offensive, that completely recaptured Akashat and reopened a nearby strategic road, near the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Earlier, the Iraqi security forces dislodged the Daesh militants, from the key cities of Anbar Province, including Ramadi and nearby Fallujah, but the areas near the border with neighbouring Syria, including Aana, Rawa and al-Qaim, as well as, the vast rural areas across the province, are still under the control of the Daesh militants
Source: NAM News Network