IRAQI ARMY BEGINS SECOND PHASE OF HAWIJA OFFENSIVE

PMUThe Iraqi military command announced the second phase of their offensive on Hawija this morning

Led by Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) the Iraqi Armed Forces will attempt to liberate the remaining areas in Al Shirqat, carrying out the securing operation in the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

Hawija is the ISIS last stronghold in central Iraq, thus its proximity to the oil rich city of Baiji makes this operation a top priority for the Iraqi military command.

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