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Iraqi Military Starts Major Anti-Daesh Operation Western Iraq
By Staff, Agencies
Iraqi military forces began a large-scale military operation in the west of the country against Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ‘ISIS/ISIL’] terrorists.
An Iraqi security source said that a major military operation was launched on Wednesday in the al-Rutba Desert under the supervision and through the planning of the Joint Special Operations Command.
The operation involves the Iraqi Army and the Counter-Terrorism as well as the rapid-reaction organization, as well as the Iraqi Air Force.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Abd al-Amir al-Shammari, deputy commander of the Joint Operations Command for Iraq [JOC-I], arrived in Anbar province to monitor the operation.
The operation is aimed at chasing Daesh elements and destroying their positions and hideouts.
The remaining elements of Daesh terrorists are still operating in some areas in Baghdad, Saladin, Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninawa, Al-Anbar and some other areas.
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