VIDEO: Iraqi Army Liberates city of “Hit” from Daesh Terrorist

Fri Apr 8, 2016 15:54:14

The Iraqi military forces regained full control of the city of Hit (Heet) in western Anbar province some two years after Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group invaded the town.

The security forces have raised the Iraqi flag on top of the city’s tall buildings in the city of Hit. Around three weeks ago, the Iraqi military forces, backed by the tribal and volunteer fighters, launched a massive raid to recapture Hit (Heet).

Iraq’s Defense Ministry also announced on Thursday night that the Iraq counterterrorism forces entered the city’s downtown after a week of heavy clashes with terrorists in the suburbs.

In the meantime, reports from Anbar province suggest that Army troops and the Popular Mobilization (Al-Hashd al-Shaabi) forces have advanced towards a region known as Kilometer 160, named after its distance from Ramadi toward the Jordanian border,Tasnim News reported.

The Iraqi forces are gearing up to stage a raid afterwards for liberating al-Rutba town in Anbar, west of Iraq.

The Daesh terrorist (Islamic State , ISIS , ISIL, IS)made advances in much of northern and western Iraq in summer 2014, after capturing swaths of northern Syria.

However, a combination of concentrated attacks by the Iraqi military and the popular forces, who rushed to take arms after top Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a fatwa calling for fight against the militants, have blunted the edge of the Daesh offensive and led to the liberation of many areas.



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