The Jubouri tribe in Najaf Province welcomed one of the men who managed to escape ISIS’ grip after he was kidnapped along with 15 others by ISIS last week in the sub-district of Nukhayb in Anbar Province.
The fight against the Islamic State (IS) in the Anbar Desert is being led by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in coordination with the International Coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Local authorities in Iraq's western province of Anbar have demanded that international forces step in to guard the province's border with Syria, given the various competing forces on both sides. The authorities called on for the Iraqi military to "go back to their bases".
The Iraqi Security Forces in conjunction with the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) have launched an operation in the Anbar desert in order to clear the area from ISIS sleeper cells that have been using the desert to launch attacks on cities.
In the province of Anbar, residents are celebrating the return of safety and stability to their province during the holy month of Ramadan. They also remember ISIS' brutality and cruelty during this month specifically.
The markets in the province of Anbar in Iraq are preparing for the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan. Since their liberation, the cities in Anbar Province have seen improved security and economic growth.