BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – Iraq forces have kicked-off a major anti-insurgency operation throughout western Anbar province all to way down to the country’s southern border with Saudi Arabia, detecting and neutralizing a noteworthy ISIS presence in the process so far.

On Tuesday, Iraqi troops launched a wide-scale anti-insurgency operation in the western countryside of Anbar province with elite counter-terrorism units of the army’s 1st Division and pro-government tribal fighters sweeping as far south as the border with Saudi Arabia.

As expected, elements of ISIS in the form of a small motorized force and a regional operations room where uncovered and destroyed by government troops.

Iraqi media reports that pro-government forces destroyed four pickups, captured another three vehicles and neutralized 4 Islamic State encampments.

The operation in western Anbar is part of a wider campaign by Iraqi forces aimed at destroying the remaining elements of ISIS within the entire country which have since moved their insurgency underground after the terrorist group suffered major defeats in 2017.

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