ERBIL — Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a shelling that targeted the group’s headquarters in western Anbar, a security source said on Saturday.
According to the source, who spoke to Alghad Press on condition of anonymity, the shelling targeted and hit the IS headquarters in the district of al-Shishan in Anah town, located about 250 kilometers west of Kirkuk in the Anbar province. The shelling reportedly killed three IS militants, who were inside the headquarters at the time of the attack.
The towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa in western Anbar are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when the insurgents emerged in Iraq. However, some of the bigger cities in the province, including Fallujah and Ramadi were recaptured by the Iraqi forces in 2016, and life has retuned back to normal there.
In July, Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, was quoted saying that the Iraqi forces are also preparing to storm the remaining IS-held areas in western Anbar and liberate them from the extremists.