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Iraq's Army, Militia Fully Liberate Baghdadi Island From Daesh

Sputnik News

18:39 23.09.2016(updated 18:43 23.09.2016)

According to local media reports, Iraqi Baghdadi island west of the Anbar province was fully liberated from the Daesh fighters on Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Iraqi Baghdadi island west of the Anbar province was fully liberated from the Daesh fighters on Friday, local media reported Friday, citing a joint statement by the Iraqi army and militia.

"Another victory was achieved in western Iraq, where Al jazeera operations command was able to free Baghdadi island completely from Daesh scum and was able to inflict severe losses in their ranks", The Joint Operations' statement said, as cited by Shafaq news.

The statement added that the Iraqi army's seventh division, the 27th and 28th brigades, Al jazeera commandos brigade and tribesmen have fought together on this battle, they used swift and quality tactics and received air support from army and the US-led coalition.

Iraq, supported by the US-led coalition's aviation, has been fighting the Daesh militants since 2014, after the group gained territories in the country.

The Islamic State, also known as Daesh in Arabic, has been designated as a terrorist organization and is outlawed in Russia, the United States and many other countries.

Sputnik



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