September 20 2017
Iraqi military forces have begun an offensive against Islamic State strongholds in western Anbar province, reports the Washington Post.
The assault began Tuesday near the town of Ana, located on the Euphrates River about 60 miles of the Syrian border.
The effort includes army units, police and tribal fighters, backed by U.S. airstrikes and advisers, said the Iraqi military. Elite counterterrorism forces were expected to join the fight as it moved west.
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