Nazem al-Juhheifi, a senior intelligence commander of the PMU revealed that army forces, federal police and tribal fighters recaptured seven villages on the road between the towns of Annah and Rawa, with ISIL terrorists mostly fleeing without offering resistance, AMN reported.

 

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Ragea al-Eifan, a member of the security committee at Anbar Province council, said troops retook four other villages after militants fled to the town of Rawa.

 

“The mission is to clear Rawa as a first phase while cutting supplies to the group from the town of Qaem passing at the desert area surrounding those areas,” he stated.

 

The operation in western Anbar began only on Thursday.