Iraq

Shia militia convoys arrive in Khalidiya Island to control liberated areas

Anbar Operations Command announced that two convoys of al-Hashd al-Asha’ri have arrived in Khalidiya Island to control the liberated territories and confirmed that extra military reinforcement will arrive in the coming days to back the security forces in its advance toward Ramadi Island.

The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by Iraqi News, “Two convoys of al-Hashd al-Asha’ri in Anbar have arrived, today, in Khalidiya Island to control the area that had been liberated from the ISIS grip, backed by the security forces from the army, police and emergency regiments.”

“The coming hours will witness the arrival of extra troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi and Anbar police to control all the areas of Khalidiya Island and guarantee the advance of the combat troops toward Ramadi Island to liberate it from the ISIS control,” Mahalawi added.

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