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Iraqi forces make fresh advances against terrorists at border with Syria

The Iraqi pro-government forces kicked off joint operation in Western Anbar to drive Daesh terrorists out of the town of Ana near the border with Syria.

A local source reported Tuesday that the Iraqi forces launched liberation operation of Ana from three directions this morning.

The source said that the Iraqi police, army soldiers and Hashd al-Ashayer (tribal forces) have launched the operation, adding that the pro-government forces have entered al-Reihaneh region, east of Ana.

The Arabic-language E’lam al-Harbi reported on Sunday that the Iraqi pro-government forces liberated Akashat region in the western part of Anbar Province.

E’lam al-Harbi said that the army soldiers, the volunteer forces of Hashd al-Shaabi, Hashd al-Ashayer (tribes) and a regiment of police of Akashat stormed Daesh’s lines and liberated the region, reopening Akashat’s road to highway.

It added that the pro-government forces are carrying out mop-up operations in the newly-captured region.

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