The Iraqi Army is on a roll inside the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) heartland, retaking several sites from the aforementioned terrorist group in the last 48 hours.
On Wednesday morning, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) – in coordination with local tribesmen and popular committees – captured the strategic Majid Checkpoint and Communication Tower to the east of Al-Baghdadi city in the Al-‘Anbar Governorate of west Iraq after intense firefights with ISIS that stretched to the late afternoon.
On the outskirts of the provincial capital of the Al-‘Anbar Governorate, the Iraqi Army’s 16th Brigade – in coordination with their popular committees – captured the Residential Complex inside the village of Al-Tamim, furthering the plight of the ISIS terrorists holed-up in the city of Al-Ramadi.
Meanwhile, in the Baiji countryside of the Salaheddeen Governorate, Hashd Al-Sha’abi has reportedly captured the village of Makhoul after launching a counter-assault against the terrorist group in this area.
In addition to their success outside of Baiji, the Iraqi Security Forces and their popular committees have surrounded ISIS at the Baiji Oil Refinery, capturing the remaining oil plants and plaster substance factories encompassing the northeastern outskirts of this strategic site.
The Iraqi Army and popular committees have made significant progress in the last two months, capturing several towns from the terrorist group’s possession, while also storming the ISIS heartland in the Al-‘Anbar Governorate; if they continue down this route, they will be able to retake Al-Ramadi and Baiji.