BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces took control of the old Rawa area yesterday, and Iraqi military sources said the joint forces had moved from a state of combat against a “pre-emptive” organization to combing the restored areas in preparation for the start of restoring the organization’s last strongholds in Iraq.
The joint operations said earlier that the forces are preparing to storm the district of Rawa, which separates them from the River Euphrates, while carrying out a large-scale operation to comb and inspect all areas of Anbar towards the district of the wetland, which includes the border crossing with Jordan and from the wetland to the border of Karbala province, southwest of Anbar province .
Al-Qaim in western Iraq lost control of the Da’ash organization within hours, and Iraqi forces continue to fight fierce battles with extremist groups in other parts of the desert Euphrates valley.
Meanwhile, Jaafar al-Husseini, a spokesman for the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq, was quoted as saying that his battalions fighting in Iraq near the border with Syria would also fight the organization in the Syrian border town of Abu Kamal.
Al-Mayadin, a Lebanese close to the Lebanese Hezbollah, and the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades, one of the factions of the Popular Popular Forces, which are fighting with the Iraqi army, are organizing a “preacher.” Al-Mayadeen said al-Husseini said that the Iraqi resistance forces would participate in the battle against ” The Syrian Bou Kamal is located on the border with Iraq. The Syrian army, backed by Iran and its allies, with Russian air support, approached Bu Kamal as part of an operation against a “Damascus” enclave along the border between Syria and Iraq. “Al-Buqamal under the range of the Iraqi forces’ New in a confrontational confrontation ».
For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday that the “Daash” fighters were able to force the elements of the “popular crowd” that entered the countryside of Albuqmal to retreat into the territory of Iraq. The Observatory said that this comes after clashes in the Harri area opposite to the Qaim.
Meanwhile, the Da’ash sites in Bu Kamal came under heavy Russian bombardment, coinciding with the combing of the regime’s forces in the city of Deir Ghazur, which was seized by heavy Russian shelling at a time when the United Nations warned of the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the city. The Russian Defense Ministry said it carried out 18 air strikes and other attacks During the past three days to support the army of the Syrian regime in Bu Kamal. This came after the closure of the page of the existence of the state organization in the city of Deir al-Zour, which was dominated by the Syrian regime, where the shrinking presence in the eastern countryside of the city, and specifically in the cities of Qouriya and Ashra and Hjin and Albuqmal, which is the link between western Iraq and eastern Syria.