Iraq Launches Counterattack on ISIS

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iraq isisThe Iraqi government said it launched a campaign Tuesday to take back Anbar province from ISIS, two weeks after it captured the provincial capital of Ramadi.

The campaign features a leading role for Iran-backed Shiite militias, raising fears that such an openly Shiite-led push threatens to exacerbate sectarian tensions in majority-Sunni Anbar.

A spokesman for the Iran-backed militias even said the operation’s codename will be Labaik Ya Hussein—a nod to the Shiite saint.

“The Labaik Ya Hussein operation is led by the Hashid Shaabi in cooperation and coordination with the armed forces there,” he said. “We believe that liberating Ramadi will not take long.” Read more.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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