Iraqi Defense Minister Brigadier General Khaled al-Obeidi announced that the Arab country’s army and popular forces are preparing to launch a fresh offensive against ISIL positions in Al-Anbar province.
“The Iraqi forces will launch fresh operations against ISIL’s positions in Al-Anbar province in next few days to set the region free from the Takfiri terrorists’ control,” Brigadier General al-Obeidi said on Sunday.
The Iraqi defense minister is in Al-Anbar province to supervise the army’s operations against the ISIL terrorists.
Al-Obeidi has already met the commander of Al-Anbar province’s military operations and the provincial council members as well as tribal leaders and people.
Earlier today, Iraqi warplanes hit the positions of ISIL in the Western town of Ramadi in Al-Anbar province, and claimed the lives of large groups of the terrorists.
According to reports on Sunday, Iraqi fighter jets pounded ISIL positions in al-Jomhouri area in Ramadi and killed dozens of terrorists.
A senior army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said yesterday that the army troops tightened noose around the ISIL terrorists in Ramadi and besieged them inside Al-Andlis, Al-Huz and Al-Mustwda districts.
The ISIL terrorists sustained a heavy toll in Ramadi as they attempted to sneak into the city.
The Iraqi troops, backed by the army’s warplanes, targeted the Takfiri group and pushed back the offensive after claiming the lives of a large number of them.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime