According to the Shiite militia, during the first hours of the offensive, they, as well as the special forces to combat terror and units of the Iraqi army, successfully attacked a number of settlements adjacent to the city of Al-Qaim. The Iraqi military is supported from the air by the US-led international coalition
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi last week announced the launch of an operation to free the cities of Al-Qaim and Raw, calling them the last strongholds of terrorists in the country. The cities are located in the province of Anbar in western Iraq, near the border with Syria.
In October, the Iraqi army completed the liberation of the city of El-Khavij in the province of Kirkuk, the former headquarters of the IG * in the country after the liberation of Mosul, reports RIA News
The Islamic state * is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.