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Iraq Launches Anti-ISIS Operation To Secure Western Border


Kurdistan 24

Iraq Launches Anti-ISIS Operation To Secure Western Border

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi military announced on Wednesday that it had launched a new anti-Islamic State operation named “Iraqi Heroes” as part of ongoing efforts to secure the nation's often porous western borders with Syria and Jordan.

“With God’s blessing, phase one of 'Iraqi Heroes' was launched at dawn today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, with the participation of the Ground Forces Command, the Baghdad Operations Command, and the Border Guard Command and entities attached to it,” said Deputy Commander of Joint Operations Command Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah in a statement.

He added, “The process is to search and clear Anbar Province and surrounding areas in the Iraqi-Syrian-Jordanian borders... with the Middle Euphrates Command and Baghdad Operations Command to eliminate the remnants of terrorism, impose security, and enhance stability.”

The military operation will be conducted from five axes with the full support of the entire Iraqi air force, according to the statement.

Read more: https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/c1727613-5e4f-4406-92e9-b768414b155d