Newsbrief: Iraqi forces continue assault on Islamic State

by Shannon Haynes and Yuri Furuuchi
edited by Jessica Wolfe

Iraqi forces started their attack on the Islamic State in the western Anbar province on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

The attack was backed by US air strikes. US intelligence believes that 5,000 to 10,000 fighters operate in that area and are moving between Anbar and the province of Dier al-Zour.

The Islamic State has lost control of 90 percent of its holdings of Iraqi cities and towns, including the city of Mosul.

The campaign is moving west along the Euphrates river to the town of Rajah and is expected to end along the Qaim border outpost.

The Islamic State is being pressured from all sides by Russian, Iraqi, and US forces.

(Photo: Moadh Al-Dulaimi/Washington Post)

The White House stated in a Twitter post that “major operations were underway in western Anbar” against the Islamic State.

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