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Iraq deploys reinforcements for new Anbar push: officer

February 22
13:39 2016

Iraq deployed reinforcements to a military base in Anbar on Monday for an impending operation against the Islamic State group in the western province, a senior officer said. IS overran large parts of Anbar province in 2014, but Iraqi forces recaptured provincial capital Ramadi from the jihadists and are now setting their sights on areas farther up the Euphrates river valley. "Major military reinforcements… arrived today to the Ain al-Asad base," army Major General Ali Ibrahim Daboun said.

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