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Iraqi Forces Make Fresh Advances against Terrorists at Border with Syria

19 September 2017 22:58

 

The Iraqi pro-government forces kicked off joint operation in Western Anbar to drive ISIL terrorists out of the town of Ana near the border with Syria, a local source reported Tuesday.

The source said that the Iraqi forces launched liberation operation of Ana from three flanks this morning.

The source said that the Iraqi police, army soldiers and Hashd al-Ashayer (tribes) have launched the operation, adding that the pro-government forces have entered al-Reihaneh region East of Ana.

The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi reported on Sunday that the Iraqi pro-government forces liberated Akashat region in the Western part of Anbar province.

Elam al-Harbi said that the army soldiers, the volunteer forces of Hashd al-Shaabi, Hashd al-Ashayer (tribes) and a regiment of police of Akashat stormed ISIL’s defense lines and liberated the region, reopening Akashat’s road to Highway.

It added that the pro-government forces are carrying out mop-up operations in the newly-captured region.

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