In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State “Raids of the Vultures #3,” ISIS militants in “Wilayat al-Anbar” Governorate, Iraq carry out attacks on the Iraqi Army. The video was released on ISIS terrorist channels on December 30. The video is a “threequel” to 2 previously revealed ISIS videos under the titles of “Raids of the Vultures.”
Anbar is the largest Iraqi province in Iraq and links the Iraq-Syria border directly to Baghdad. It contains the important cities of Ramadi, Hit, Haditha, and Rutba and has been an area of intense fighting. According to Iraqi News:
Some regions in western Anbar are still under ISIS control since the extremist group came to light in 2014. The province is anticipating ground operations by security and tribal forces to liberate those towns which the group used as launching points for attacks on security and civilians.
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