Iraqi Forces launch anti-ISIS offensive in Diyala, Anbar

Tigris Operations Command has launched a new offensive to pursue ISIS sleeper cells in Diyala and Anbar governorates, War Media Cell reported on Monday.

In a statement, the operations command said that Formations of the 5th Division of Tigris Operations supported by Diyala police forces and local militias launched a wide-scale inspection operation to pursue ISIS terrorists in al-Hadid, al-Aswd, Basatin al-Hadid, Hay al-amlak and al-Kasasba districts.

Formations of the 1st division of Anbar operations supported by al-Maghaweer Brigade launched another offensive to pursue the terrorists in areas surrounding the highway.

This comes as the offensive launched on 19th of February by US-backed Iraqi forces, supported by Iranian-backed sectarian IMIS Shiite militias to oust ISIS terrorists from Mosul, their last major stronghold in Iraq enters its last stages.