The article is provided by Islamic World News exclusively for SouthFront
While all eyes are on Kirkuk city and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, commanders of Iraqi forces deployed in Anbar province have held a meeting with a number of Popular Mobliziation Units (PMU) leaders.
The sides discussed the necessary coordination for the upcoming operation to liberate the Iraqi cities of Al-Qa’im and Rawa still remaining under ISIS control.
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis a head of the PMU military operations also visited region few days ago.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Air Force has already launched a bombing campaign against ISIS in the border area with Syria.
If the army and the PMU launches a military operation to retake al-Qaim and Rawa from ISIS, the Syrain Arab Army (SAA) and its allies will gain additional options to combat ISIS on another side of the border.