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.
The Iraqi Security Forces are pushing ahead in Anbar and are clearing the remaining ISIS cells in the region. This comes in conjunction with operation "Vengeance for the Martyrs" which seeks to eliminate ISIS sleeper cells in Kirkuk, Diyala and Salahuddin Provinces.
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.