The Iraqi Army’s 7th Division – backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) – liberated the last remaining villages between the cities of Al-Hit and Al-Baghdadi on Monday, resulting in the end of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) 18 month siege at Haditha.
According to the Iraqi Defense Ministry, the ISF’s 7th Division liberated the villages of Al-Bustamiyah, Al-Dubiyah, Al-Khatarum, and Al-Washaniyah on Monday, killing several ISIS terrorists in the process.
In addition to the liberation of the aforementioned villages, the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division and Popular Mobilization Forces also seized Camp Fedayeen near the large desert-city of Al-Baghdadi in the Al-‘Anbar Governorate.
All of the villages between Al-Hit and Al-Baghdadi are now under the Iraqi government’s control, which means they are able to travel safely to the desert-city of Haditha.
As a result of their success on Monday, the Iraqi Army is now 115 km east of the Syrian border-crossing.