Operation begins to liberate Iraq's Anbar province from Islamic State

By REUTERS
May 26, 2015 10:53

Iraq formally announced on Tuesday the start of a military operation to liberate the western province of Anbar from Islamic State insurgents.

Ahmed al-Assadi
, a spokesman for the Shi'ite paramilitaries known as Hashid Shaabi, which are are taking part, said in a news conference broadcast on the state TV channel that the operation had been named "Labeyk Ya Hussein".


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