This photo provided by the Arabic-language al-Sumaria TV network shows Iraqi government forces in Jazirah al-Baghdadi district on September 23, 2016.
Iraqi government forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have fully recaptured a district in the conflict-ridden western province of Anbar
from the Takfiri Daesh terrorists.
The Iraqi Joint Forces Command announced in a statement on Friday that soldiers from the 27th and 28th brigades of the Iraqi army together with volunteer fighters from the city of Hadithah, situated about 240 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad, had managed to establish complete control over Jazirah al-Baghdadi district.
The development came a day after Iraqi forces took control of the town of al-Shirqat in the country’s northern province of Salahuddin, and raised the national Iraqi flag over government buildings there.
Also on Friday, Iraqi security personnel repelled a Daesh offensive against Bravo Camp northwest of Albu Dhiyab district, which lies north of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi.
The Anbar Operations Command announced that a group of 12 Daesh extremists were involved in the attack.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq
ever since Daesh terrorists mounted an offensive there more than two years ago, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.
Iraqi army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.