Iraq says operation to retake Anbar province underway

 - Iraqi troops backed by mainly Shi`ite Muslim militias launched military operations on Monday to recapture the country`s largest province Anbar from Islamic State militants, a military statement broadcast on state television said.

Reuters| Updated: Jul 13, 2015, 13:16 PM IST
Iraq says operation to retake Anbar province underway

Baghdad: - Iraqi troops backed by mainly Shi`ite Muslim militias launched military operations on Monday to recapture the country`s largest province Anbar from Islamic State militants, a military statement broadcast on state television said.

The announcement of the offensive comes two months after Islamic State militants seized Anbar`s capital Ramadi, extending their control over the Sunni Muslim province west of Baghdad.