Iraqi Security Media Cell (SMC) announced on early Sunday the launching of first stage of operation ‘Determined Victory’ to clear areas surrounded by Salah Addin, Nineveh and Anbar provinces.
In a statement by (SMC), a copy of which received by INA, Lt Gen Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah declared that “Today, Sunday 7th of July, the first stage of operation ‘Determined Victory’ has been launched to clear all areas surrounded by Salah Addin, Nineveh and Anbar provinces reaching up to the Iraq-Syria international borders.’
“The wide scale military operation” Yar Allah added, “was launched with participation of large formations of army resources affiliated with Al-Jazeerah, Nineveh, and Salah Al-Din, along with large formations of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) represented by the axial commands of Nineveh, Salah Al-Din and Al-Jazeerah, in addition to the ‘Tribal Hashd’ receiving support from US-led coalition air force and military gun-ships. The operation will take few days and we shall be updating you with prompt details.’
Saleh Abdullah, Minister of Industry and Minerals, opened a factory of asphalt coatings in Anbar province, which is considred the first industrial project there after liberating the province, INA's correspondent said.