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Iraqi Forces Stage Raid to Retake Hit in Anbar Province

20 March 2016 9:22


Iraqi military forces, backed by the tribal and volunteer fighters, have launched a massive raid to recapture the city of Hit from the terrorist groups, Iraqi sources said.

Alsumaria news agency quoted the head of the Anbar provincial council as saying that the military operation began on Saturday to liberate Iraq’s central city of Hit.

According to Sabah Karhout, the security forces, backed by the tribal fighters, have made advances in the Kubaysah region, west of Hit.

The raid comes after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged a forthcoming military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the terrorist groups.

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