Iraq decided to finish “Islamic state”

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The Iraqi army launched a new large-scale offensive on the positions of militants grouping “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) on the border with Syria. On Sunday, July 7, reports Deutsche Welle.

Army units with the support of irregular militias have launched attacks from the province of Salah al-DIN to Anbar province in the West of the country. According to the publication, the operation will last for several days. Before the war the goal is to finally clean up the remnants of the factions that are entrenched in the Iraqi-Syrian border and continue to carry out attacks.

On 19 may, the militants grouping “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) attacked the base Hamim in the Syrian province of Latakia, where deployed Russian military group.

Terrorists “Islamic state” occupied part of the territory of Iraq in the summer of 2014. After a year with the support of the international coalition, the Iraqi government began a massive campaign to liberate areas seized by militants. In December 2017, the Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi announced the final victory over the IG, noting that the threat of terrorism in the country continues.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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