In order to continue its hunting down of ISIS sleeper cells, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) has launched operations in the desert regions shared by the three provinces of Anbar, Nineveh, and Salahuddin.
Iraqi security forces, facing an uptick of Islamic State militants in western Anbar, have intensified their operations in the province after the militant group carried out a series of attacks over the past few months.
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 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.