The Iraqi Army has captured the town of Rawa, the last town remaining under Daesh control, a statement by the Iraqi government read. The operation to liberate the town was launched on November 11.
The Iraqi military “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings,” Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement from the Joint Operations Command, as cited by Reuters.
Rawa is situated near the border with Syria, on the north bank of the Euphrates River
On Saturday, the Iraqi Army said that government units and people’s militia were launching a “large-scale operation” to liberate the district of al-Ruman and the town of Rawa.