Iraqi Forces Liberate Last Daesh-Held Town near Syria Border

Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of the Daesh terror group, hours after they launched the offensive, according to Press T.V.

Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement from the Joint Operations Command on Friday that Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings.”

The force striking Rawa near the border with Syria comprised government troops and paramilitary units.

 Daesh stormed the country in 2014, seizing around a third of it in exceptionally-brutal attacks. The conquests included the country’s second-largest city of Mosul, which it boldly named as its so-called headquarters there.

Iraq then enlisted the help of volunteer fighters, making strides against the group, and liberating Mosul back in July.

The country later incorporated the fighters into its defense forces as it was pushing the outfit back town after town.