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Iraqi Army Launches New Security Campaign In Anbar Desert


Iraqi Army Launches New Security Campaign In Anbar Desert

Asharq Al-Awsat

by  Hamza Mustafa

The Joint Operations Command (JOC) announced on Saturday the start of the fourth phase of the Will of Victory Operation to hunt down remnants of ISIS militants in the desert of Iraq's western province of Anbar.

A statement issued by the JOC media office said: "the fourth phase of this operation was launched at dawn on Saturday, to search and clear the entire desert and the regions in Anbar province from the ISIS remnants.”

It said the operation was under the direction of the commander in chief of the armed forces and the supervision of the joint operations command and came after the third phase of the Will of Victory Operation achieved its objectives accurately and successfully.

The troops concluded the third phase of the major offensive in the provinces of Nineveh and Diyala on Aug. 5.

Read more: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1871456/iraqi-army-launches-new-security-campaign-anbar-desert