Anbar Province: Iraqi Army Wins Back Al-Baghdadi Region


TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's Joint military forces managed to seize back the strategic region of al-Baghdadi after fresh advances against the ISIL terrorist group.

Al-Baghdadi region on the Northern banks of the Euphrates River is now under the Iraqi forces' control.

The Iraqi army has made considerable advances in Ramadi, Heet and Haditha regions in Anbar province.

Last Wednesday, the Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters managed to liberate four villages Northwest of al-Baghdadi region from the ISIL control.

“The Iraqi Army’s Seventh Division as well as the police and tribal forces managed to liberate the villages of Ebla, Abu al-Ela, al-Sawer and al-Judafiya in al-Baghdadi region, 90 kilometers West of Ramadi,” Commander of Anbar Liberation Operation General Ali Ibrahim Dboun said in a statement.

“These forces raised the Iraqi flags over a number of buildings in those villages,” he noted.

“The liberation process of the villages came after the killing of 23 ISIL terrorists and the destruction of two booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers,” the commander concluded.