According to al-Masdar intel, the Iranian General Qassem Suleimani has been deployed to spearhead and finalize the Iraqi Army’s campaign to capture Fallujah from the Islamic State.

The picture above reportedly shows him earlier today in the Hashd operations room with commanders of several Iraqi paramilitary groups.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army and Iraqi Air Force jointly bombarded Fallujah overnight; shortly after, Iraqi ground troops advanced in the countryside surrounding the ISIS-held city.

A map roughly indicating today’s military gains can be seen here.

Qassem Suleimani is no stranger to leading offensives in foreign countries; in October 2015, he masterminded an offensive in southern Aleppo which saw government forces capture some 50 villages and towns from Islamist insurgents.

In total, upwards of 20,000 Iraqi troops and pro-government paramilitary fighters are now mobilized for the Fallujah campaign; their forces vastly outnumber ISIS militants in the city.

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Bilal Syed
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Bilal Syed

Keep up the good work.
THANKS TO A BRAVE AND UNDEFEATED GEN.SULIMANI

Syria Forever
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Excellent choice, excellent! Congrats to the Iraqis for that decision. I am very confident Qassem Suleimani will be the perfect nail on the coffin. Good luck!!

Selim Ibn Ali Abdallah
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Selim Ibn Ali Abdallah

good choice

Amin
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20,000!!!??? WOW. I think it is enough for liberating Allepo city.

ausoloda
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ausoloda

Se si muove l’Iran…in Medio-Oriente sarà dura,ma forse gli invasori se ne andranno ed Israele abbasserà la testa o finirà.

Angel Winter
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Angel Winter

(Y)

WorldOnAlert
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WorldOnAlert

deploys prominent #Iran|ian war criminal to massacre Sunni civilians.

Amin
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Amin

Sunni officials want him to massacre Sunni civilians. Interesting and laughable.

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Frankly, It hasn’t came to my knowledge that, when Mr.Suleimani was in charge of liberating Tikrit, he ordered any sunni slaughter and IMHO, there is enough freedom of speech in Iraq to make everybody know such a disgusting issue, especially that for once the US wouldn’t have to invent a fairy tale they can’t prove when asked for, they wouldn’t miss such an opportunity to say something real… Just remember the case of the spokeperson from the dept. of State accusing Russia to have deliberately bombed hospitals in Syria.Two journalist pushed her to say which hospitals were bombed, she simply… Read more »