Tuesday 16th February 2016, Iraqi armed forces launched fresh military offensives to retake the strategic district of east of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province from Daesh terrorists. Daesh is a derogatory acronym for Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
According to Major General Ismail al-Mahlawi, commander who was leading Anbar Operation on Tuesday, the raid started in the morning to liberate the district of al-Hamidiya located near the international highway east of Ramadi as reported by Iraq’s al-Sumaria news channel.
Iraqi army troops backed by the Popular Mobilization made advances against terrorist in the area.
During the operations, the troops discovered mass graves containing remains of civilians Daesh had executed in the recently-liberated al-Sufiyah district east of Ramadi.
Northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Daesh Takfiris launched an offensive in June 2014.
Daesh Takfiris have been committing crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Sunnis, Shias, Kurds and Christians.