BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces kicked off a large-scale military operation along the Syrian border on Sunday morning.

Backed by Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units), the Iraqi Armed Forces attacked the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist hideouts in the Salaheddine, Al-Anbar, and Ninawa (var. Nineveh) governorates.

Dubbed the “Will of Victory”, the operation will concentrate on clearing these terrorist hideouts using both ground and air forces.

Previously, Hashd Al-Sha’abi launched a successful border operation against the Islamic State, eliminating several terrorists and their hideouts.

However, due to the vast desert region between Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State terrorists have been able to evade capture by hiding in caves and mountains between the two countries.

In particular, ISIS has managed to maintain a presence in Syria’s Badiya Al-Sham region, thanks in large part due to the large number of caves that are present in this desert area.

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Willing Conscience
2019-07-08 03:10

Now we know why the PMU repositioned some of their forces from Syria back into Iraq.

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2019-07-08 07:15

Even though Daesh is almost eliminated completely from Iraq they managed to escape into the Syrian border and the remaining Daesh fighters have regrouped and are carrying out hit and run against the Iraqis and Syrian Army. This is really hurting SAA & Iraqis. Even though the deserts are wast and mountains full of caves and finding any particular cave full of Shitlamists is next to impossible & there are so many plenty hideouts available. One has to keep in mind that the Daesh too need plenty of provisions for food, water, medicines, fuel for their cooking and fuel for… Read more »

2019-07-18 18:55

Better replace Criminal Dictator Assad in order to quel rebel initiatives.