Iraq mounts new bid to retake cities under Islamic State militant control

Iraqi forces have launched a fresh offensive to retake cities controlled by the so-called Islamic State group.

Iraqi forces have launched a fresh offensive to retake cities controlled by the so-called Islamic State group. Several campaigns are underway in the western province of Al-Anbar near the Syrian border. According to officials, the first target of the operation is Aanah, followed by Rawa and Al-Qaim (330 km north-west of Baghdad), the most western part of the country on the banks of the Euphrates River.

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