The article is provided by Islamic World News exclusively for SouthFront
Following the liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, thousands of lefalets have been dropped in the al-Hawija area calling on civilians to stay away from ISIS bases and gatherings.
Meanwhile, Iraqi warplanes reportedly started a bombing campaign against ISIS targets in al-Hawija.
Iraqi forces are actively deploying troops and military equipment to the area of al-Hawija as well as setting up floating bridges on Tigris river in the Shirqat region. All these developments are a part of a broader effort aimed to prepare the military operation to liberate al-Hawija from ISIS.
ISIS seized Al-Hawija in 2014. 2,000 ISIS members, including a number of famous commanders, are allegedly deployed in Al-Hawija. ISIS snipers reportedly target civilians that try to flee thearea.
At the same time, Iraqi forces are preparing for liberating of Anah, Rawah and Al-Qa’im regions in the Anbar province in western Iraq.