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Iraqi forces backed by tribal fighters are manoeuvring into position in the western desert bordering Syria to launch an offensive against one of the last bastions of the Islamic State group.The jihadist group has suffered a string of defeats on the battlefield that have left in tatters its "caliphate", three years after it was declared.After driving IS out of Nineveh province earlier this year, the Iraqi government set its eyes on Hawija, north of Baghdad, as well as the towns of Al-Qaim, Rawa and Anna in the western desert.On Tuesday an AFP correspondent who toured the region saw several... [Read More]
Tags: Anna - Syria - Iraqi
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