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Iraqi Forces Continue Joint Operation And Advance in Ramadi Despite US Demand for Withdrawal

23 July 2015 17:47



Iraq’s army and popular forces shrugged off a demand by Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey for stopping operations in Anbar, and managed to make more gains against ISIL in the province.

As the Iraqi army and popular forces continue operations against the terrorists in Anbar province, reports said the army troops are about to take back al-Anbar University in Ramadi.

Analysts view the recent advance as a response to the US army’s demand to withdraw the popular forces from Anbar under the pretext that their fight has grown into a war of attrition.

They also say that Dempsey’s demand is aimed at decreasing the popular forces’ role in the victories against the ISIL.

The ISIL seized control of Ramadi in mid-May, sending Iraqi forces racing out of the city in a major loss.

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