Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Iraq

Hit offensive halted by Iraqi Army

By Rudaw 21/3/2016
Iraqi military in Ramadi. AP Photo.
Iraqi military in Ramadi. AP Photo.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region- Iraqi forces have announced an emergency stop to the anticipated liberation of the Anbar province town of Hit in Haditha hoping to give the locals time to escape, an Iraqi official announced on Monday.

“To give the residents of Hit and its nearby areas a chance to leave the Iraqi security forces decided to stop the military operations temporary,” explained Raja Barakat, the head of Anbar provincial council in a press conference.

Barakt said that the Iraqi army and US-led coalition warplanes are continuing pounding ISIS strongholds in the surrounding areas.

“Hundreds of families inside the town are trying to escape ISIS,” he said.

Eid Amash, a spokesperson for the Anbar provincial council, recently told Rudaw that ISIS has withdrawn from several towns in the province after their recent defeats.

Amash believes that ISIS cannot withstand the coalition air strikes and advances by the Iraqi army.

ISIS seized Ramadi on May 17 last year, in what is considered one of the jihadists’ most important victories, and most of Anbar, the largest province in Iraq, fell to ISIS fighters in January 2014. 

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

gaz | 4/19/2019 7:52:03 AM
Pity they couldn't have done it for real when ISIS invaded instead of running away and leaving all their equipment behind for DAESH to use.
Iraqi war games: Army trains in desert, defeats ‘militants’
| yesterday at 12:10 | (1)
regional independence | 4/18/2019 10:59:16 PM
@Kurd There are more important issues than uniting "against kurds".
Mohamedzzz | 4/19/2019 6:49:13 AM
Beheading of Kurdish asspirations in process, nothing good to Kurds can come out from these people.
Iran FM wraps up ‘successful’ trip to Syria, Turkey
| 17/4/2019 | (5)
Mohamedzzz | 4/19/2019 6:45:24 AM
Erdogan's days are numbered, the Caliph will disappear in NO time with his dreams of grandeur to build the new Ottoman Empire.
Istanbul’s new mayor vows to ‘eradicate partisanship’
| yesterday at 09:08 | (1)
Renas | 4/14/2019 5:46:40 PM
It’s your responsibility to prevent this kind of crimes against your people ”PM” Barzani, it’s your duty as leader, instead of being some kind of...
Jagerxin derashy | 4/19/2019 3:12:13 AM
Hmmmm I’m 39 years and living in UK for 20 years now,I’m still having nightmares of dohuk castel (قلعة دهوك) every time someone mentions anfal that...
Baghdad must compensate victims of Saddam’s Anfal campaign: PM Barzani
| 13/4/2019 | (3)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

President Macron pledges ‘military, civilian support': SDC leader 8 hours ago |

President Macron pledges ‘military, civilian support': SDC leader

The SDC is the political wing of the co more
Watchdog concerned with press freedom in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey 9 hours ago |

Watchdog concerned with press freedom in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey

Norway, Finland and Sweden topped the list more
Iraq parliament to host regional rivals in Baghdad 10 hours ago |

Iraq parliament to host regional rivals in Baghdad

Baghdad has sought to bring Syria back into the more
0.25 seconds