DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:40 P.M.) – On Monday, the Iraqi Army’s media wing published a brief video of its warplanes monitoring and striking ISIS-held areas of western Iraq.

The footage showed a handful of sorties that literally blew suspected ISIS hideouts to smithereens. The air raids took place in the western part of Anbar province, known to be a jihadist hotbed since the US military toppled Saddam Hussein more than a decade ago:

Despite losing most of the territory it once controlled in Iraq, the Islamic State still controls dozens of villages along the M-12 highway that runs adjacent to the Euphrates River.

With Mosul and Tal Afar fully restored under government control, a large-scale offensive is expected to be launched by the Iraqi Army into western Anbar in the coming months.

If this military endeavour goes to plan, the Iraqi Armed Forces will finally be able to retake the border with Syria where government forces are advancing rapidly at the moment.

A full interactive battle map of Iraq can be found here.

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