Iraqi Voluntary Forces Preparing to Attack Daesh near Syria Border
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Local members of the Iraqi voluntary forces in Tal Aska’, a village in north of Iraq some 45 kilometers from the Syrian border, are gearing up for an attack against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group after repulsing a recent offensive by the notorious militants.
Members of Hashid al-Shaabi, also known as the Popular Mobilization Units, have been stationed in Tal Aska’ village, near the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul.
Only 45 km away from Iraq-Syria joint border, Tal Aska’ has become empty since Daesh attacked the area.
With high morale, the Hashid al-Shaabi fighters have repulsed several attacks by Daesh terrorists, which involved even suicide attacks with explosive-laden cars, and are getting ready to chase the militants down the border.
In interviews with Tasnim, the Hashid al-Shaabi forces seem impatient to begin a military operation against Daesh terrorists.
Iraq has been facing the growing threat of terrorism, mainly posed by the Daesh terrorist group.
Daesh militants made advances in northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing swaths of northern Syria.
The Iraqi army launched a major offensive last year to purge Daesh from Mosul, the country’s second city.