Military sources indicate that the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units have liberated surrounding villages of Al-Bashir. The aim of the operation is to liberate the village from Daesh* elements. By liberating the surrounding villages to Al-Bashir, the ‘PMU’ achieved to cut all the supply lines to Al-Bashir village and the PMU is waiting for the right time for the ‘final’ battle to liberate the village from Daesh.
The siege of Al-Bashir, comes with a series of victories that the Iraqi security forces have achieved. The latest achievement was the liberation of ‘Hit’, an Iraqi city in the Al-Anbar province in Iraq. The city had fallen to Daesh in 2014, but the Iraqi security forces with help of the Iraqi airforce have recaptured the city from Daesh and their affiliates. (Al-Sabah, 2016)
*Arabic Acronym for ISIL, ISIS.