On October 12, the Iraqi Army Joint Operations Command announced that Iraqi warplanes dropped tens of thousands of leaflets over al-Qa’im city in eastern Iraq, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
The army said that the leaflets included a final warning from the Iraqi Army to ISIS fighters in al-Qa’im city and Rawa town.
The Iraqi Army also called on civilians in al-Qa’im and Rawa to move away from ISIS positions, and any house with ISIS flag over it. The Iraqi Army Join Operations Command stament confirmed that the military operation to liberate al-Qa’im and Rawa will be launched in the coming days.
“Your Security Forces settled the situation, and liberated all the Iraqi areas that ISIS dared to violate … It is now coming to liberate you,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, Iraqi sources reported that the Iraqi security forces deployed many of its units east of Rawa town on October 12 and 13. The sources added that Iraqi government forces are now fully ready to launch the al-Qa’im operation.