Iraqi Forces Kick off Large-Scale Operation to Restore Sustainable Security to Borders with Syria

The Iraqi forces have launched a large-scale operation to hunt down the remaining pockets of ISIL in a desert-like region to the country’s border with Syria, a military source reported on Sunday.

Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul, the spokesman for the Iraqi Security Forces Information Center, said that the Iraqi forces that are under the command of al-Jazeera Operation and also the popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi, have kicked off a major operation to purge the deserts between the provinces of Nineveh, Anbar and Salahuddin to the borders with Syria of ISIL terrorists.

In the meantime, Hashd al-Shaabi announced that its forces have launched a major operation under the command of Salahuddin police to hunt fugitive ISIL terrorists in Mount Hamrin East of Salahuddin.

Last month, the Iraqi Air Force carried out a fresh airstrike against ISIL, damaging the terrorists’ Operation Room in Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur at Syria’s border with Iraq, Iraqi Army Command Staff announced in a statement at the time.

The statement said that an Iraqi F16 fighter jet pounded ISIL’s Operation Room in the Eastern Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur last night.

It further said that a number of ISIL terrorists, including several commanders, were killed in the raid.

In the meantime, an Iraqi intelligence official announced that the destroyed Operation Room reorganized ISIL terrorists in recent weeks to carry out suicide attacks against military and non-military targets.

FARS