Iraqi Local Tribes Waging Armed Uprising against ISIS in Fallujah
“We have already come into terms with Fallujah tribes on conducting military operations against the ISIS terrorist group and some plans have also been prepared for the same purpose,” the Arabic-language Al-Sumeria news website quoted Head of Anbar Governorate Council Sabah Karhout as saying on Saturday.
He underlined that the residents of Fallujah are furious with the ISIS’s performance in the city, and now intend to stand against the terrorist group.
In a relevant development earlier today, the Iraqi fighter jets bombarded the Takfiri terrorists’ military positions in Anbar province, killing the ISIS’s newly-appointed governor and his deputy.
ISIS Governor Wahib al-Bu Aber and his deputy Mohammed Talib were killed in the Iraqi airstrikes on a farm held by the notorious Iraqi terrorist Khaled al-Sadoun in Heet region of Anbar province.
At least 20 other ISIS terrorists were also killed in the Iraqi airstrikes.
Al-Anbar province is the scene of tough battle between the Iraqi army and the ISIS terrorists for several months.
Also last Tuesday, a senior Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) commander underlined that his forces are determined to take full control of the city of Fallujah, and said that they will not pay heed to the US pressures aimed at preventing them from doing so.
“The US and some pro-US Iraqi politicians intend to exert pressure on the Iraqi government to prevent the volunteer forces from entering the Fallujah city, but the volunteer forces will not bow to such pressures,” Hassan al-Sari told FNA.
He underlined that some Iraqi political figures are dissuading the volunteer forces at the order of the US.
“The Iraqi volunteer forces will never given in to the demands of a few individuals who are not well-wishers of Iraq and are linked to the ISIS,” the Iraqi commander added.
In early February, Iraqi security sources disclosed that Washington is exerting pressure on the Baghdad government to end volunteer forces partnership in war against ISIS and dissolve the militia army that has the lion share in the war on terrorism in the country.
“The US government has conveyed the message to the Iraqi government through its diplomats that there is no need to Hashd al-Shaabi forces and their role should come to an end,” a senior Iraqi source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told FNA. “Battlefield and security Intel indicates that the Iraqi government is also stepping in this path,” the source added.
Meantime, the Iraqi volunteer forces have reacted to the leaked intel by warning against any regional and international attempts to put an end to their life and operation.
In relevant remarks in early November, al-Sari underlined that the US is doing its best to weaken his country’s popular forces to block their further advances in key provinces.
“The US is exerting a lot of pressure to weaken the Iraqi volunteer forces and prevent them from advancing towards Salahuddin and Anbar provinces,” al-Sari told FNA.
He said that the Americans are trying hard to prevent the Iraqi volunteer forces from entering and capturing the city of Fallujah that is under the control of the ISIS now.
Al-Sari, however, reiterated that the Iraqi volunteer forces have maintained their readiness and will continue the fight against the ISIS until achieving all their goals.
In late November, Iraqi volunteer forces discovered and seized US-made military hardware and ammunition in captured terrorists’ positions.
The Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware and ammunition, including missiles, in terrorists’ command center in Salahuddin province, informed sources said.
The ISIS Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country, FNA reported.