The Iraqi Army’s 7th Division – backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) – are quickly approaching the Syrian border-crossing at Al-Qa’im as they close the gap along the Baghdad-Damascus International Highway.

Recently, the Iraqi Armed Forces made preparations for their next big attack in Al-‘Anbar Governorate, while their nemesis from Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) struggles to hang-on to the remaining villages in this desert-region of west Iraq.

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that the 7th Division and the PMF will target the desert-village of Al-Rutbah near the Syrian border.

This assault on Al-Rutbah should pave the way for the Iraqi Armed Forces to strike Al-Qa’im from two different flanks, as they look to swarm the remaining ISIS terrorists at the aforementioned city.

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Prince Teutonic
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Prince Teutonic
2016-05-11 19:52

It looks like all ISIS fighters went to Syria…

Tapajyoti Bhandari
Tapajyoti Bhandari
2016-05-11 17:32

isn’t it odd that the iraqi army is having a relatively quicker advance?

nope
nope
2016-05-11 19:21

it’s not odd…
regime of turk€y, regime of [email protected], regime of $audi @rabia,
regime of [email protected] & regime of isra€l
are not sponsoring that “heavily” (any) “moderate” t€rrori$t in [email protected]
also there is not much urban terrain near syria border.

because of for€ign backstabbing in [email protected]….
legally elected government of [email protected]
goes 3 steps forward 2 steps backwards.

Jacob Chamberlain
Jacob Chamberlain
2016-05-11 21:40

Well the Iraqi army aren’t fighting against hundreds of different factions being continuously armed and funded by the Turks, Qataris, Saudis etc

Tapajyoti Bhandari
Tapajyoti Bhandari
2016-05-12 02:19

that’s true there is only ISIS there…

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2016-05-14 15:51

Russians have to employ finally the tactical nuclear weapons against islamist=CIA=NATO.