On November 23, the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units launched a military operation to liberate the remaining ISIS-held area in western Iraq.
Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of Upper Euphrates and al-Jazeera Combing Operations, announced in a statement that “the army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] started a wide-scale operation to liberate al-Jazeera regions located between Salahuddin, Nineveh and Anbar.”
The army and the PMU started their advance on the ISIS-held area from the northern, southern and eastern directions. They already liberated the small villages of Subeiha, al-Maliha, Ali al-Manei, Deir Aziz, Siyah al-Theeb and Abd Elwan.
Over 6,000 PMU troops are reportedly involved in the operation.
— Asharq Al-Awsat Eng (@aawsat_eng) 23 November 2017
The current military situation in Iraq: