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Iraqi forces liberate new areas near Syrian border
Gallery, Image, Iraq, Map, Media, Middle East, News 02 November 2017

The Iraqi Armed Forces resumed their offensive to liberate the Syrian border, today, liberating new areas inside the Al-Anbar Governorate.

Led by army and Hashd Al-Sha’abi’s 46th Brigade (Popular Mobilization Units), the Iraqi Armed Forces managed to liberate several villages, including Al-‘Ubeidi, near the Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold of Al-Qa’im.

In addition to liberating these villages, the Iraqi Armed Forces also reached the Hasbayah area of southern Al-Qa’im.

With their positions flanked from three different sides, the Islamic State will not likely hold onto Al-Qa’im for much longer.

 

Text by AlMasdar

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