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Iraqi government launches military operation to recapture towns

Members of Iraqi army are seen during the fight against Daesh militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq August 28, 2017 [Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters]
Members of Iraqi army are seen during the fight against Daesh militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq 28 August 2017 [Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters]

The Iraqi government launched an offensive early on Thursday to recapture from Daesh the western Iraqi towns of Rawa and al-Qaim close to the Syrian border, al-Arabiya television reported.

According to al-Arabiya the offensive was launched from three sides and both the international coalition and the Sunni tribes were assisting the joint operations forces in the attack.

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  • nooraza othman

    BRAVO Pres. Erdogan, Pres.Abadi and Ayatollah Khamenei and the BRAVE Turkish/Iraqi/Iranian peoples-Army/PMU;
    the Muslim world needs very strong leaders like Pres. Erdogan and Ayatollah Khamenei there!

    The ultimate motive of forming so deceitfully a rogue and most evil NA*O-US/ISra*l proxy regime of so-called Independent ‘Kurdistan’ and CIA/MOSSAD-created IS/Daesh, is about NA*O/US-Isra*l’s-linked military (especially for their ultra-silent deep sea/river NUCLEAR Submarines), economic and water resource CONQUEST- of the great ancient River basin systems and Valleys, including their major dams and tributaries, especially the Asi (Orontes) River Basin by the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin especially at their SOURCES by the Murat-Karasu Rivers on both the Taurus Mountains in Turkey; and the
    Litani/Yarmouk river Basin of the Jordan river Basin – where every single River Basin systems and Valleys, link all the nations of Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Jordan; and the conquest of Eastern Mediterranean Sea of the Levant, the Dead Sea, the 5 main Gulfs, Persian (bordering Southern Iraq-Iran)-Iskenderun (of Southern Turkey)-Antalya (of Southwest Turkey)-Aqaba
    (bordering Saudi Arabia, Jordan, colonial ISrael and Sinai)-Suez (also bordered by Sinai), and the Suez Canal (that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea through the Isthmus of Suez)!

    This is why there must be a joint Muslim/Orthodox Catholic Arab/Turkmen/Assyrian-Aramean/Persian ARMY to defeat the rogue and most evil ZioNa*i NATO-US/ISrael/Kurdish TERRORISTS! And why Iraq, Syria, Iran Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have the RIGHTS to work together to DEFEAT militarily theseZioNazi TERRORISTS since the ancient RIVERS especially, linked all their ancient and great nations!