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Iraqi forces say about to launch final offensive on Islamic State near Syria border

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Iraqi forces say about to launch final offensive on Islamic State near Syria border

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces are about to launch an offensive to recapture the last patch of Iraq’s territory still in the hands of the Islamic State militant group, a military statement said on Wednesday. “Your security forces are now coming to liberate you,” said leaflets dropped by the Iraqi air force on the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, according to a statement from the Joint Operations Command in Baghdad.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Paul Tait)
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