DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:50 P.M.) – The Iraqi Army’s seasoned ninth Division, closely bolstered by the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Kata’ib Hezbollah, are zeroing in on Al-Qaim, the final main Iraqi metropolis which stays underneath Islamic State management.
Brand new footage launched by the PMU media wing exhibits an enormous convoy of technicals and armored automobiles heading by the desert of Anbar Province in direction of Al-Qaim, trying to crush the final pocket of ISIS territory within the war-torn nation:
According to a navy supply near Al-Masdar News, Iraqi generals have deliberate a large-scale pincer offensive which goals to push in direction of Al-Qaim from each the southern and northern facet of the border with Syria.
In the identical time, a mechanized push is underway westwards alongside M12 freeway – operating parallel to the Euphrates River – in a navy endeavour which finally will lead authorities troops to the gates of the final Islamic State stronghold, permitting them to launch the long-awaited badault on Al-Qaim from three axes.
Remarkably, the US-led coalition will present Iraqi forces air badist towards ISIS though a big chunk of the federal government preventing power consists of Iranian-aligned paramilitary components.
Anbar Governorate has been a hotbed for jihadists for the reason that US Army invaded the nation and toppled Saddam Hussein again in 2003.
With ISIS dealing with overwhelming odds when it comes to manpower and weaponry, the province is more likely to be totally restored underneath authorities management inside the subsequent three months.