Iraqi forces inflict heavy losses on ISIS in Al-Baghdadi region

Iraqi forces inflict heavy losses on ISIS in Al-Baghdadi region

The Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) continued to purge the terrorists from the surrounding areas of Al-Baghdadi region and seized back nearly a dozen more villages.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) continued to purge the terrorists from the surrounding areas of Al-Baghdadi region and seized back nearly a dozen more villages.

"Iraq's joint military forces inflicted heavy losses on the ISIS and only in the past two days they have taken control of 10 more villages to the North of Al-Baghdadi region and destroyed ISIS' heavy artillery forces," an Iraqi security source said.

He said that the villages of al-Vazelieh, al-Qaraf and al-Samaleh were among the newly liberated regions in the Northern part of al-Baghdadi.

On Friday, Iraq's Joint military forces managed to seize back the strategic region of al-Baghdadi after fresh advances against the ISIS.

Al-Baghdadi region on the Northern banks of the Euphrates River is now under the Iraqi forces' control.

The Iraqi army has made considerable advances in Ramadi, Heet and Haditha regions in Anbar province.

Last Wednesday, the Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters managed to liberate four villages Northwest of al-Baghdadi region from the ISIS control.

“The Iraqi Army’s Seventh Division as well as the police and tribal forces managed to liberate the villages of Ebla, Abu al-Ela, al-Sawer and al-Judafiya in al-Baghdadi region, 90 kilometers West of Ramadi,” Commander of Anbar Liberation Operation General Ali Ibrahim Dboun said in a statement.

“These forces raised the Iraqi flags over a number of buildings in those villages,” he noted.

“The liberation process of the villages came after the killing of 23 ISIS terrorists and the destruction of two booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers,” the commander concluded.



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