Muslim Times(Web Desk) – At least nine people have been killed after Daesh Takfiri terrorists broke into the house of a commander of pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq’s western province of Anbar as army troopers, backed by their allies, are trying to flush the last remnants of the foreign-sponsored terror group out of the crisis-hit Arab country.
Deputy Mayor of Karma city Ahmed Mukhlaf told Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network that armed men, wearing military uniforms, attacked the house of a captain in the voluntary forces, better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, in the al-Dhabetiyah area, situated 53 kilometers east of the provincial capital city of Ramadi, late on Monday.
Mukhlaf added that the attack left the Hashd al-Shaabi commander and eight passers-by dead.
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of military operations against Daesh in the Arab country on December 9, 2017.
On July 10 that year, he formally declared victory over Daesh in Mosul, which served as the terrorists’ main urban stronghold in the conflict-ridden Arab country.
In the run-up to Mosul’s liberation, Iraqi army soldiers and volunteer Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters had made sweeping gains against Daesh.
Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul in January 2017 after 100 days of fighting, and launched the battle in the west on February 19 last year.
Daesh began a terror campaign in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks.