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Iraq hunts down ISIL remnants near Saudi border
Iraq hunts down ISIL remnants near Saudi border

ISIL was driven out from territory overrun by terrorist group in northern and western Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi forces on Saturday launched a military operation near Saudi border to clear the area from ISIL militants, according to a senior military commander.

"The operation aims to chase ISIL remnants in the western desert and destroy their positions and hideouts," Anbar Operations Commander Maj. Gen. Mahmoud al-Falahi told Anadolu Agency.

He said tribal fighters and U.S.-led coalition warplanes were taking part in the offensive.

ISIL has been driven out by Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition warplanes, from territory overran by the terrorist group in northern and western Iraq in 2014.



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