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Iraqi forces launches wide military operation near Syrian border.

Iraqi forces launches wide military operation near Syrian border ERBIL, July 7 (KUNA) -- Iraqi joint operation command announced on Sunday the launch of a wide military operation on the Iraqi-Syrian border to chase the remains of the so-called organization of the Islamic State (IS/Daesh). The first phase of the operation, which will last for several days, started on Sunday morning to clean areas of Salah Elden, Nineveh, and Anbar provinces with the Syrian border said Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, Major General Abdul-Amir Rashid Yarallah In a statement to security media. The operation comes in participation of large sectors from the army and other joint forces, and supported by the Iraqi Air Force and the International Alliance, said Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, Major General Yarallah added in a statement to security media. In 2017, Iraqi forces launched military campaigns against IS in the area and declared it free, but the organization is still active. (end) sbr.nhq

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