Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi have started an operation to regain the Heet region in the Anbar province.
After defeating the terrorists in the Saqlaviya region, now, the Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) have started an operation in the Heet region. They have fortified their positions in the recently regained region and are now looking forward to liberating another strategic location.
According to Arab media outlets, in the recent days, they repelled several ISIL counter-attacks in the area of the al-Assad military base in the Anbar province.
The Iraqi army is on the offensive and is trying to liberate the vast territories lost to ISIL in the recent years. On Tuesday, Nineveh Province Operations Commander Brigadier General Najm al-Jabouri said confirmed that ISIL positions in Mosul were under heavy fire, and that the army is waiting for an order to storm the city.
“The Central and Southern parts of Mosul which host the ISIL commanders’ strongholds are under artillery fire and airstrikes,” Jabouri told the Fars New Agency.