On November 11, the Iraqi Army Joint Operations Commanded launched a military operation to liberate Rawa, al-Rummanah towns and to secure the Iraqi-Syrian border north of the Euphrates River.
Major General Abdul Amir Yar Allah, commander of the military campaign for the liberation of Nineveh Province, announced that the Iraqi Army successfully crossed the Euphrates River north of al-Qa’im city and liberated al-Rummanah town, hours only after the operation was launched.
Maj. Gen. Yar Aallah also announced that the Iraqi Army captured al-Buabid, al-Bufaraj, al-Bushaban, al-Bagoz, al-Rabt, al-Buhrdan, al-Ash, Khteila and Dgaima villages on the northern bank of the Euphrates river, north of al-Qa’im city.
Meanwhile, Iraqi sources reported that the Iraqi Army is shelling Rawa town 80km east of al-Qa’im. However, the Iraqi Army didn’t advance yet towards it.
The main aim of the new military operation of the Iraqi Army is to secure the Syrian-Iraqi border and to besiege the remaining ISIS fighters in the empty Nineveh desert southwest of Mosul city. The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) will likely joint the military operation in the upcoming hours.