BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces launched their long-awaited Syrian border offensive, today, targeting the Islamic State’s last major stronghold near Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate.

Led by a plethora of Hashd Al-Sha’abi and army units, the Iraqi Armed Forces began the offensive by storming the Islamic State’s positions at several sites in southwest Iraq, including the H-2 Airbase, and Al-Husseiniyeh and Al-Nadiatiyah villages.

Not long after launching their assault, the Iraqi Armed Forces imposed full control over the H-2 Airbase and several villages, killing scores of Islamic State terrorists in the process.

With the Islamic State pocket south of Al-Qa’im nearly cleared, the Iraqi Armed Forces should be able to reach the aforementioned city in the coming days.

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2017-10-26 17:34

This is most welcome news. Onward to the Euphrates 🙂